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Electronic Theatre Controls Offers $50,000 Challenge Grant

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NEW YORK, NY--A major challenge has been issued by Electronic Theatre Controls to the entertainment technology industry to step up to the plate at LDI for Behind the Scenes.

In announcing the ETC $50,000 Challenge Grant, CEO Fred Foster said, "Our industry runs on the flexibility, skills, and artistry of people who dedicate themselves to creating the magic of the theatre. Sadly, this means that many times an illness or crisis can catch one of us without the support of full benefits and insurance. The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program provides a perfect way for us, as an industry, to provide a much-needed backstop to this shortfall.

There are many ways to support Behind the Scenes during LDI, November 16-18 in Orlando. The Foundation will be raffling off the beautiful custom bike known as the "Broadway Chopper" as well as a $2500 and a $1000 Visa gift card. Raffle tickets are available online through October 31st or at the Behind the Scenes booth #1245 during the show. Also, LDI's first ever Texas Hold 'Em Tournament is on Saturday evening with all proceeds going to Behind the Scenes.



ESTA Announces LDI Winners

Behind the Scenes, the charitable initiative of The ESTA Foundation, would like to congratulate the winners of the 2007 LDI Raffle and the 2007 LDI Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.

Paper and Pencil Exams Offered at LDI 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV--All three ETCP examinations will be given at the October 2010 LDI show in Las Vegas, NV. The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Friday, October 21st; the arena rigging exam is to be given the morning of Saturday, October 22nd and the theatre rigging exam is scheduled for that afternoon.  Ca