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 68 offices in 17 countries across 5 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.

– Jere Harris, Chairman & CEO

PRG Timeline

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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

PRG Founded

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

ReNEW LED Retrofit Assembly is "Lighting Product of the Year"

PRG ReNEW LED Retrofit Assembly wins Live Design "Lighting Product of the Year"

PRG acquires Chaos Visual Productions

Acquisition marks expansion of PRG's music LED market

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.

Oscar Nominations

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.

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