For more than 30 years, we have challenged industry standards by breaking boundaries in all forms of entertainment and live events. Founded by Jere Harris, known as a pioneer for his entrepreneurial spirit and technological vision, PRG continues to set itself apart by innovating across disciplines and markets. Established out of small offices in Times Square and New Windsor, we’ve grown to over 43 locations in 29 countries across 6 continents.
The PRG Timeline
The founding vision for PRG was to skillfully combine existing disciplines in a one-stop shop. As technologies in production advanced, we saw the opportunity to innovate and integrate out-of-the-box solutions, and we left our mark on some of the most exceptional productions to date. Our technology has been running on Broadway for over 30 years, and, through strategic acquisitions and organic growth, our company has grown from a single New York location to a global presence encompassing every major technology and serving every market in entertainment and live events. If you can think of it, our people can bring it to life.
Harris Production Services founded
Scenic Technologies founded
"Phantom of the Opera" opens on Broadway
First use of Stage Command® motion control and automation system
"Beauty and the Beast" Broadway Debut
Harris Production Services gained steam as a technical supervisor on this inaugural Broadway musical from Disney Theatrical Productions
"EFX" opens at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
The largest-scale theatrical installation produced to date, the show starred Michael Crawford and was produced by Jere Harris
Cinema Services of Las Vegas Acquired
PRG's first location in Las Vegas
Vanco Stage Lighting Acquired
PRG's first location in Orlando
Bash Theatrical Lighting, Inc. Acquired
Light & Sound Design acquired
Light & Sound Design acquired, includes the R&D team responsible for the legendary Icon automated fixture lighting control console. This acquisition also opened up the UK market for the company.
Production Arts Lighting Inc. acquired
Audio company Promix acquired
PRG opens Tokyo office
VLPS Lighting Services acquired
VLPS Lighting Services acquired, includes the Emmy Award winning R&D team responsible for revolutionizing the industry with the invention of automated luminaires
Coldplay’s "Twisted Logic" tour
PRG’s proprietary PRG Series 400® Power and Data Distribution System debuts
Jere Harris receives Parnelli "Lifetime Achievement Award"
Broadway on "Lestat"
PRG’s proprietary Mbox® Extreme media server debuts on Broadway
Detroit Auto Show in the Chrysler booth
PRG’s proprietary AutoPar® wash luminaire debut at the Detroit Auto Show in the Chrysler booth
Oasis’ "Dig Out Your Soul" tour
PRG’s proprietary Bad Boy® automated luminaire debuts
PRG acquires PROCON
PRG acquires PROCON an entertainment and event technology company headquartered in Germany
U2’s "360°" tour boasts 200 Bad Boy™ fixtures
Live Design "Product of the Year" & ESTA Award
Bad Boy® wins Live Design "Product of the Year" and ESTA "Rock Our World Product" awards
"The Circus starring Britney Spears" tour
PRG’s proprietary V676® lighting control console debuts
PRG Commander® debut
PRG Commander® motion control console debuts on Broadway on "The Understudy"
World Expo Shanghai
PRG provides lighting, video, audio and systems integration for multiple pavilions
PRG receives THEA award
PRG receives THEA award for excellence in themed entertainment for Museum of Science and Industry "Science Storms" exhibit
Vancouver Winter Olympics
PRG provides largest ever PRG Series 400® system used to date to power the games
PRG Commander® is "Best Debuting Product" at LDI
PRG Commander®, PRG's motion control console, wins “Best Debuting Product” at LDI
PRG wins the "Live Design Excellence" Award
PRG provides lighting and rigging for Jay-Z and Eminem stadium shows for which PRG wins the "Live Design Excellence" Award
Flagship location in northeastern US (Secaucus, NJ) opens
Flagship location in northeastern US (Secaucus, NJ) opens, 225,000 sq. feet building consolidates audio, video, LED, lighting, into one facility
Best Boy® 4000 debuts at LDI
PRG’s proprietary Best Boy® 4000 Spot automated luminaire debuts at LDI
PRG acquires Australian based Bytecraft
PRG acquires Australian based Bytecraft, an entertainment technology company specializing in lighting, drapery and LED
PRG Best Boy® wins “Best Debuting Product” at LDI
Nocturne Production joins PRG
Nocturne Production joins PRG, includes development team responsible for the groundbreaking V-Lite, V-9 and V-18 LED products
PRG acquires Gearhouse
The acquisition marks PRG's expansion into the Middle East
PRG debuts ReNEW LED Retrofit Assembly at LDI
PRG acquires Chaos Visual Productions
Acquisition marks expansion of PRG's music LED market
ReNEW LED Retrofit Assembly is "Lighting Product of the Year"
PRG ReNEW LED Retrofit Assembly wins Live Design "Lighting Product of the Year"
Madonna’s "Rebel Heart" tour
PRG debuts GroundControl™ followspot system
PRG wins Parnelli Award for "Video Company of the Year"
"Top Dog Award" at Tour Link
PRG receives "Top Dog Award" at Tour Link Conference for Video Company of the Year
XL Video acquired
XL Video, leading video services supplier around the world acquired
PRG GroundControl™ wins "Best Debuting Product"
PRG GroundControl™ wins the LDI Award for "Best Debuting Product"
PRG GroundControl™ awarded "Product of the Year"
PRG GroundControl™ awarded "Product of the Year" by AV Magazine in UK/Europe
PRG receives "Favorite Video Rental Company" Award
PRG received TPI’s award for "Favorite Video Rental Company"
PRG GroundControl™ awarded Live Design "Product of the Year"
U2’s "The Joshua Tree Tour"
PRG Spaceframe®, a revolutionary lightweight carbon fiber touring frame, debuts
PRG is TPI’s "Favorite Video Rental Company"
PRG received TPI’s award for "Favorite Video Rental Company"
U2’s Tour debuts two proprietary products
U2’s "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE" Tour debuts PRG Pure10, a light weight, high resolution, transparent LED video screen and Rolling Video Floor Risers
PRG Pure10 is "Video Product of the Year"
PRG Pure10 wins Live Design’s Video Product of the Year award
PRG Spaceframe® wins the Plasa Award for Innovation
PRG acquires VER
PRG acquires VER, the leading resource for video and audio equipment rentals, creating the world’s largest network of production solutions providers in the world
PRG GroundControl™ Followspot Emmy Award
PRG GroundControl™ Followspot System wins the 2018 Emmy Award for Engineering
PRG Acquires UAE Based Delta Sound
UAE Based Delta Sound is the leading specialist in audio and communications in the Gulf region
PRG Scenic Technologies 100,000 milestone
PRG Scenic Technologies celebrates 100,000 Broadway shows supported
PRG unifies global R&D into PRG Innovation
PRG unifies its global research and development operations into PRG Innovation, encompassing efforts in Dallas, New Windsor, LA, China and Belgium.
Two Cinematographers using PRG Enhanced Environments Technology were nominated for 2020 Oscars. Lawrence Sher, ASC, for “Joker” and Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, for “The Irishman”.
LED on America’s First Live Award Show in COVID Era
The 17th annual Premios Juventud, Hispanic entertainment “Youth Awards” went live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Most Extensive Use of xR on TV produced at PRG Digital Studios LA
Produced at PRG Digital Studio’s LA: XR Stage, Katy Perry’s performance of her breakthrough song, “Daisies,” for the American Idol season finale, was the most extensive use to date of Extended Reality content on TV.
PRG Digital Studios Worldwide
PRG created a worldwide network 20 of studio environments, including locations owned and operated by PRG Alliance partners. Ideally suited for efficient, scalable production of pre-recorded and live content, each location is equipped with the most sophisticated gear and engineering to service its local market.
A New Company for A New World
Rethink the company you know and discover the company we've become. Emerging from the pandemic, we’ve vastly expanded our capabilities and are prepared to meet any challenge of the new landscape. Today, PRG is a more valuable and relevant partner than ever before.
Fred Gallo gets a Tony!
PRG Scenic’s President, Fred Gallo, was awarded the 2020 Tony for Excellence in Theatre. A founder of the company, he has been at the helm of our scenic division for nearly 40 years and has proudly overseen the support of over 100,000 Broadway performances.
Guinness World Record for most LED lights in a display
60,053,376 LED lights were used on the record-breaking screen on the BIG Beast stage at MDLBEAST.
Stephan Paridaen Named CEO
PRG names Stephan Paridaen as CEO, effective Jan. 3, 2022. Paridaen held the role of President & COO at PRG, leading its operations in EMEA & APAC since 2010. Simultaneously, Jere Harris assumed the role of Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.