President, North America Television and Film Sales
As President, North America Television and Film Sales in the PRG Los Angeles office, Brian oversees all aspects of PRG’s Los Angeles division, including sales, event labor, and rental operations.
A veteran of nearly two decades in the motion picture and television lighting support industry, Brian comes to PRG from Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY, where he served for three years as Vice President of Operations. Before that, he was with Paramount Pictures for 10 years, as Executive Director of PPSI, Paramount’s lighting rental company in New York and Los Angeles.
Senior Account Executive, Lighting
Based in PRG’s Los Angeles office, Peter Alexander develops lighting and rigging solutions for trade show exhibits, corporate events, special events, and concert tours.
Born and raised in Tilbury, England, Peter was a founding member of TASCO, a UK-based company that grew to become a leading multinational supplier of lighting and audio services during the 1970s and early 1980s. While at TASCO, Peter performed many operational functions and helped establish a new production office for the company in upstate New York. Through this new office, Peter supported North American tours by Aerosmith, KISS, Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, and many other bands.
In 1985, Peter left TASCO for the Los Angeles office of Light & Sound Design (LSD). Over the next 15 years, Peter supported numerous concert tours, corporate events, special events, and trade show applications in operation roles for LSD. When LSD was acquired by PRG in 1999, Peter joined the company’s business development team. He has since developed and overseen the implementation of lighting solutions for many corporate event, trade show, and special event clients, including Budweiser, the US Air Force, the State of California, and NATO. Peter’s very strong operational background makes him a “hands-on” developer of client solutions.
When not on the job, Peter loves to spend his time fishing.
Senior Account Executive, Business Development
An industry veteran with over 20 years of trusted experience, Zoe is considered to be valuable partner to the Cinematic community that she has served throughout her career. She is known for bringing technology to the creative community empowering them to bring concept thru capture to the Big Screen. Zoe has surrounded herself with companies that provide innovation, technical and service expertise.
In Zoe’s newest capacity as Senior Account Executive for Business Development for Production Resource Group (PRG), her responsibilities will include developing opportunities for the wide spectrum of Entertainment solutions that PRG has to offer, specifically in the segments of Feature Film, Television and Commercial Productions. This includes Canada and markets east of the Mississippi.
Prior to joining PRG, Zoe held the position as General Manager for Fletcher Camera and Lenses. Under Zoe’s leadership, Fletcher became a National Recognized Camera Company with offices in Chicago, Michigan, and New Orleans. Credits include notable features such as Public Enemies, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, along with numerous television series and commercial production.
Previous to Fletcher, Zoe was an Marketing Account Executive for Panavision that included negotiating and servicing the technical camera needs of Cinematographers in markets of Chicago, Toronto and Florida. She also worked as an Production Account Executive for the Eastman Kodak Company, and a Studio Manager for Chapman Cranes and Dollies in Orlando, Florida.
Zoe is an Associate Member of the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), an invitation only organization for those whom have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the craft of cinematography. Zoe is a ‘92 graduate of Nationally Recognized Liberal Arts, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Based in PRG’s Los Angeles office, Bill Daly provides audio system design, installation, tuning, operation, and mixing for live events and televised productions. Bill has over 35 years of experience and is a certified CORREQT technician.
Bill has designed, installed, and engineered television sound systems for The ELLEN Show, LOPEZ Tonight, MusiCares, The Wayne Brady Show, Dick Clark Family Film Awards Show, Jerry Lewis’ MDA Telethons from 1996-2008, Celebrity Poker Showdown, System Design for Family Feud/2010, The Golden Globes from 1996-2004, ACMA from 1996-2001, Wheel of Fortune’s remote tapings from 1996-Present, Jeopardy’s remotes from 1997-Present, the Soap Opera Awards Show from 1996-2000, the Prism Awards, the Young Stars Awards, System Design for Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tyra Banks Show/CBS, Audio System Design for Stage 33/CBS airing Realtime with Bill Maher, The Price is Right, Hollywood Squares, the L.A. taping of the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998, and the CBS West Coast finales of Survivor from 2000-Present.
Bill’s recent concert touring projects have including audio solutions for Pat Benatar, James Taylor, Michael Crawford, Bette Midler, Spin Doctors, Paul Anka, Crystal Gayle, Gary Shandling, David Foster, Dennis Miller, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Inner Circle, Shaggy, Hugh Masekela, Ramsey Lewis, Arturo Sandoval, The Doobie Brothers, Leo Kottke, David Crosby, Big Mountain, Elvin Bishop, ASWAD, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Mason, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Gregory Isaac, and Dr. John.
Bill has also developed audio solutions for a wide variety of Musical Theatre productions including Pump Boys and Dinettes, Applause, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, Promises, Promises, Oklahoma, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, Bye, Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, and The Rocky Horror Show.
Bill installed and tuned the audio systems for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, the 1997 G-8 Summit of World Leaders in Denver, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Bill is a member of IBEW Local 45 and IATSE Locals 665 and 695.
Business Development Manager, PRG Los Angeles
Pablo handles business development for Production Resource Group, L.L.C, based in the Los Angeles office of PRG. Pablo has an extensive background in television, audio visual, and commercial fields over the past 27 years. His work has included project managing the audio visual aspects on a number of international events including F1 and MotoGP European race circuits, at football stadiums including Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid) and Camp Nou (Futbol Club Barcelona), music festivals and touring productions throughout Europe, and European motor shows in Paris, Frankfurt, and Barcelona for Volkswagen/Audi Group and Saab. Pablo has produced and directed commercial spots, news, magazine shows, soap operas, and sports events over his career as well. Prior to coming to PRG, Pablo worked as Live Director for KMEX 34, Univision in Los Angeles, and was the Managing Director/Project Manager for Spain and Portugal as a part of the Mediatec Group based in Sweden.
Account Executive, Lighting
As the operations manager for PRG’s Los Angeles office, Chuck Estrada oversees that office’s in-shop preparation of client solutions. He also takes the lead in developing and delivering solutions for many clients.
Chuck joined PRG in 2001 from Sony Corporation’s Automated Studio Lighting division, where he had been responsible for automated lighting, dimming & control systems, and studio sales for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Automated Studio Lighting, Chuck was a freelance lighting technician serving the television & film industry for many years.
During his career, Chuck has developed lighting solutions for many well known feature films, including Spiderman, Men in Black, and Ali. Chuck has also developed solutions for many television programs, including Malcolm in the Middle, Ellen, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Academy Awards, and other programs produced by ABC-TV, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, Disney, Fox, and Sony Studios. He has had an opportunity to work with many of the in-house lighting designers and producers of the major television & film studios, as well as with such renowned independent lighting designers and producers as Full Flood and Design Partners.
Prior to starting his career, Chuck pursued electronics studies at ITT Technical Institute.
When not at work, Chuck enjoys boating, waterskiing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Senior Account Executive, Business Development
Dan is considered to be a valuable technologist to the entertainment industry. Throughout the course of his career, Dan has worked closely with many of Hollywoods top story tellers and their crews. His broad knowledge of image capture techniques and presentation solutions has allowed him to help filmmakers realize their vision. Dan is committed to the craft of cinematography through innovative support and technical expertise.
Dan currently leads the role of Senior Account Executive and Business Development for Production Resource Group (PRG) in Los Angeles. He is responsible for developing the markets and range of services in the fields of Feature Film, Television and Commercial productions.
Prior to PRG, Dan was at Cineverse to help build VER’s specialized, forward focused, full-service, film and digital rental houses. Each location was to be dedicated in serving the unique specialized needs of Feature Film, Commercial and Television production crews by pooling unmatched inventory, broad and deep technical resources, and a stellar customer experience.
Previous to Cineverse, Dan held the position of Director, Cinema Technical Services at Doremi Labs, where he was responsible for directing a global team of technicians which provided technical support and training programs to the digital cinema exhibition companies and post production facilities. During his six year run, Dan helped Doremi Labs build their global footprint from 8000 digital cinema presentation systems to over 62,000 installed around the world. He developed, organized and helped conduct over 250 Digital Cinema Technical Training seminars around the world which provided focused education to more than 1700 industry professionals. The training and technical support efforts made by Dan and his team yielded an average of 99.98% screen up time with the world's largest cinema exhibitors.
Prior to Doremi, Dan worked at Panavision International Corporate Headquarters in many roles throughout his 19 year tenure. Roles at Panavision included, Camera Prep Floor Manager, Director of Education, Rental Sales and Director of Technical Marketing. Dan personally trained over 5000 people on the motion picture image capture process while at Panavision. He had ownership of working closely with Production Studios, Directors, Cinematographers and their crews to determine how motion picture imaging products and services could be utilized best. Dan also provided a high level of customer service support to his worldwide client base.
Dan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Columbia College in 1996 and holds memberships in the International 3D Society, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Dan currently sits on the Professional Advisory Committee for ITT Technical Institute. With over 29 years of technical experience in the Motion Picture Film Industry, Dan is recognized as an industry expert and speaks at industry conferences when available.
Production Coordinator, Lighting
Jeff Javier is a Production Coordinator specializing in entertainment lighting. While studying Technical Theatre and Design at Cal Poly Pomona he was an intern at Full Flood Inc. for 3 years. Full Flood exposed him to the process of lighting large scale productions such as The Oscars, The Grammys, and The Super Bowl Half-Time Show.
Near the completion of his degree, he began his second internship at PRG. A year later, he was hired full-time as a Production Coordinator and continues that role today. He now supports the day-to-day needs of PRG lighting accounts such as Dancing with the Stars, American Music Awards, and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, to name a few.
He enjoys camping where there’s no cell phone reception and off-roading in his Jeep Wrangler.
Vice President, Business Development
Tim helps direct the company’s sales and service efforts in the concert touring, corporate event, special event, and trade show markets. He also still directly supports such concert touring clients as Rod Stewart, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Pearl Jam and such corporate clients as J.D. Edwards and Sammy Studios. He is particularly fond of introducing his clients to cutting-edge technologies and production techniques.
Tim Murch traces his interest in theatrical lighting to his high school days in the United Kingdom when he served as a stagehand on school plays. His professional career began when he joined T.A.S.C.O. in 1976 as a lighting technician in London. After 3 years with Tasco, Tim moved north to Birmingham to become a crew chief for Light & Sound Design (LSD). In 1981, he moved to the United States to help LSD establish new offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. During the 1980s and 1990s, Tim managed the day-to-day operations of LSD’s U.S. offices, helping the company grow into one of North America’s largest suppliers of lighting services to the concert touring, automotive, tradeshow, and corporate event markets. Tim joined PRG when it acquired LSD in 1998.
During the 1990s, Tim served on the board of directors of the Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA) for 3 years representing the interests of lighting rental companies.
When not working, Tim likes to spend time with his family. He also enjoys ocean sailing and sports cars.
Account Executive, Los Angeles
Nate has been with PRG for 16 years. As an Account Executive working out of the L.A. location, he provides all aspects of production solutions for events internationally. A few of his televised productions include: America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, La Voz, Iron Chef, and Survivor. Installations at broadcast studios ESPN, CNBC, and MLB are part of his body of work. Nate works with a growing list of theatrical clients such as The San Francisco Opera, The San Francisco Ballet, Washington National Opera, and the Old Globe Theatre. Corporate clientele includes Dreamforce, Cisco, Texas Pacific Group, and AEG.
Nate has a long history in the industry. Starting in the caverns of the lighting department of LSD (Light and Sound Design), he later moved on to touring. He has toured with many renowned acts such as Madonna, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, and and has done programming for The Eagles. Nate eventually went on designing various corporate industrials and concert touring events.
A Southern California native, Nate enjoys landscaping and astro photography while spending time outdoors. He lives in Burbank, CA with his wife, Kelly, and young daughter, Clara.
Julie O Malley
Purchasing Manager, Lighting
Julie has served as Purchasing Manager for PRG in Los Angeles since 2004. She also is the Production Coordinator and Sales Executive for Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim.
Julie joined PRG in 2003 as Rentals Coordinator, after working for eight years as the Senior Manager of Set Lighting and Grip at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood and Manhattan Beach, CA. Prior to joining Raleigh, she was as a grip on commercials, documentaries, music videos and feature films. Julie also co-produced an independent feature film, Only in L.A., as well as produced a CD album entitled Gas Mask for the Venice, CA-based band, The Sundowners. During her career, she has worked with such esteemed directors and producers as Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, and Barry Sonnenfeld.
A natural artist and performer, Julie loves acting, painting, singing, and playing the piano, flute, baritone saxophone, and cello. Julie’s acting credits include being cast as an FBI agent in the feature film The Negotiator, and her musical credits include three years as the house pianist at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She is also a freelance writer and a working voiceover talent, and is ‘the voice’ on PRG’s US and Canadian phone systems.
Pacific Regional Manager, Sales & Integration
Based in PRG’s office in Los Angeles, Scott Sawyer develops permanently-installed entertainment technology solutions for all types of facilities, including churches, studios, performing art centers, concert halls, schools, night clubs, and casinos.
Scott worked in the aerospace industry as a fabricator prior to joining Light & Sound Design (LSD) in 1997 as a lighting and special effects technician. He joined PRG when it acquired LSD in 1998. Recent projects that Scott has worked on include: installation of lighting in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, lighting, dimming, and control in the Geffen Playhouse, and a complete design build with architectural lighting in the BMW Design Center.
Scott majored in Anthropology at California State University in Northridge. Outside of work, he enjoys relaxing and spending time with his wife and son.
Audio Design and Engineering
Thomas Sorce serves as an Audio Designer, FOH/Monitor Audio Engineer, Intern Program Developer, Project Manager, and Business Consultant for PRG in Los Angeles.
Since 1982, Tom has served as the CEO for several entertainment service companies in the audio, lighting and special effects markets in NYC, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville and Los Angeles, as well as a VP and General Manager for PRG LA.
Prior to 1982, Tom worked in the Concert Touring, Star Policy and Broadway tour markets on the crew in rigging, lighting, audio, lighting design, audio design and technical direction.
Tom has a BFA and a Masters Degree, along with post-graduate certificates in leadership, negotiations, and accounting from USC. Tom continues to be active in production work in North America and internationally for PRG and for personal clients including a thirty-year relationship with Ms. Bernadette Peters as her audio designer. Recent highlights include working with the Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the NY Philharmonic Orchestra.
Vice President, Television & Special Events
Based in Los Angeles, Tony develops lighting solutions for television productions and special events.
Tony joined PRG in 1997 after spending over 16 years at Chuck Barris’ television lighting company, Automated Studio Lighting. During his career, Tony has had the opportunity to support some of the best known lighting designers in the television industry, including John Conti, Bill Klages, Red McKinnon, John Rook, Greg Bunton, Olin Younger, Jeff Engel, and Bob Dickinson. Through these designers, Tony has developed lighting solutions for literally thousands of television productions and special events, including: the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants; opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul America’s Funniest Home Videos and Star Search; HBO’s USA for Africa special, including the filming of the video, We Are the World remote productions of Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price is Right and music specials for Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin.
PRG Music Group
Vice President, Special Projects
Robert "Bobby" Allen has had an extensive career that has covered many aspects of the live event/live entertainment world. He started his career at an early age, starting out as a rigger and carpenter at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
From there, Bobby worked the circuit of theatres and stages of New York City and honed specialized skills working on television shows like Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and ABC and NBC News shows, all the while still working performances and theatres like New York City Center Theatre's dance companies including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Paul Taylor and Broadway shows including Lion King, Aida, and Phantom of the Opera.
The next rung on the career ladder landed Bobby at the mecca of live entertainment, Madison Square Garden. He started there in 1994, and worked regularly at MSG until 2009, making lasting friendships and many relationships that stand to this day. During his tenure in NYC, Bobby became a member of IATSE Local One and still holds his card to this day.
In 1995, Bobby took his first touring position with Luther Vandross as Head Rigger. This experience inspired him to open two of his own companies, RDA Entertainment Rigging Inc. and JAX Logistics Inc. In a very short time, Bobby moved up and assumed the roles of Staging Supervisor and Production Manager on international record-setting tours featuring artists like Andrea Bocelli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Usher, Maroon 5, Beck, and many more.
In the past 10 years, Bobby has successfully transitioned between the worlds of touring, live events, festivals, sporting events, multi-act and multi-camera variety television shows, promotional marketing, large scale corporate activations and has even stepped into the political arena, as Staging Supervisor of Barack Obama’s Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech in Denver.
Bobby joined PRG in June of 2011 as an Account Executive for the concert touring division, and now operates out of the PRG San Fernando, CA office.
In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and four children; cooking for friends and family using his secret BBQ recipes; a round of golf; or a refreshing hike in the Agoura foothills. Bobby is a trusted and seasoned entertainment professional.
Production Coordinator, PRG Music Group
Mark Coleman joins PRG Nocturne in Los Angeles as a production coordinator providing video support for special projects.
After a chance meeting in a London Bar, Mark was enticed to work for R.D.E., a London lighting company in 1977. He was a lighting technician and crew chief on acts ranging from London punk bands to Bob Seger, Styx, and Dolly Parton. Mark started work with Light & Sound Design in 1981 and came to the USA with Black Sabbath. He was a crew chief with DIO, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and ZZ Top, among other acts.
In 1992, Mark retired his roadie black and went to work as a production coordinator and sales account executive for LSD/PRG until 2008. He joined the team at Chaos Visual Productions in 2010 and four years later Mark is back at PRG with the formation of the Music Group.
Digital Visualization Coordinator/Draftsman, PRG Music Group
Jason Davis joined the PRG Nocturne team as a draftsman and design visualizer in 2015. He is currently applying his expertise in 3D modeling and UV mapping to the world of live projection mapping.
Jason received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and his masters degree in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts. He is a visual artist and animator that specializes in CG animation.
Account Executive, PRG Music Group
Julian trained in Technical Theatre Arts and Management at the Centre for the Performing Arts in the West Midlands, UK. After graduation in 1989, he worked on many productions at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicestershire, UK and in London’s West End.
In 1993, he took a position as an Electrician at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. His next employment was Lighting Operator for the tour of the West End production of Return to the Forbidden Planet. Consequently, Julian found himself bitten by the touring bug and he left commercial theatre in 1996 to work for Light and Sound Design (LSD) as an ICON Technician. Julian began touring the world with many of LSD’s clients, including Bon Jovi and Tina Turner. Julian was also the touring Lighting Director for Bryan Adams.
Julian joined PRG in February 2007 as an Account Executive for the concert touring division, based in the Los Angeles office.
Julian and his wife, Sae, have two sons, George and Aubrey.
Vice President, PRG Nocturne
Based out of PRG in Los Angeles, Curry Grant develops lighting solutions for concert tours, music videos, corporate events, and television & film productions.
Curry began his career in 1974 working as a Lighting Technician for Wild West Productions in Houston. During the latter half of the 1970s and much of the 1980s, Curry worked as a freelance Lighting Designer for such well known acts as Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, and Hall & Oates. He also helped Marty Callner, the esteemed music video producer, create some of the world’s first long-form music videos. Curry’s lighting designs can be seen on MTV videos produced for many different performers, including Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Stevie Nicks, and Chaka Khan.
Since joining Vari*Lite in 1988, Curry had the opportunity to support some of the industry’s best known lighting designers, including Steve Cohen, Paul Guthrie, Bryan Leitch, Peter Morse, and Simon Miles. Before answering the call of the road, Curry completed over four years of studies at the University of Houston.
He has been nominated for numerous VPA Monitor lighting awards, including Best Lighting Director, and in 2014 received a Primetime Emmy Award for his support to “Dancing With the Stars.”
Curry joined PRG in 2004 as a result of the merger between PRG and Vari*Lite Production Services (VLPS).
Asset Manager, PRG Nocturne
Jason Hennion is part of the asset management team at PRG Nocturne - Los Angeles. He supports sales, operations, and warehouse personnel with order creation, transfer of equipment, and packaging of events.
Jason began his career working for Light & Sound Design in 1997 as an electronic technician where he sharpened his skills in control and automated control systems. In 2006, he returned to school to further his knowledge of computers and networking technologies. After running his own networking support company, Network Extreme, he returned to the entertainment industry as a show control technician for Creative Technologies Inc. With his strong knowledge of equipment, he began working for Chaos Visual Productions in 2010 as asset manager and IT director.
Jason enjoys bicycle riding and tinkering with remote control helicopters in his spare time.
Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group
Nick Jackson started his storied career in Birmingham, UK, as co-founder of the legendary production rental house Light and Sound Design (LSD). He was instrumental in the company's growth from the late 70’s to early 90’s. In this time, LSD became the premier concert touring company with a focus on lighting systems and lighting innovations including the first aluminum PAR cans, a proprietary color mixing system, and eventually, the ground breaking ICON automated system, and the Medusa and M Box products.
Nick spent his early years in the business building the LSD brand in locations that included Birmingham and London in the UK, as well as Nashville and Los Angeles in the United States. LSD was purchased by Production Resource Group in 1998 where Nick remained in charge of Concert Touring and special projects for another ten years.
Nick joined Chaos Visual Productions in January 2009, as Chief Operating Officer and partner. After a solid five years of building up the video rental powerhouse, Nick returned to PRG with the formation of the new Music Group.
Production Coordinator, PRG Music Group
Randy Schafer began his professional career in video production while attending Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He worked for the local PBS affiliate WTVP-TV as well as the Bradley University video department. After graduating in 1981, he took a full-time position with WTVP-TV as a master control operator. A year and a half later, he was hired to run the Bradley University video department. In 1984, he moved to Los Angeles and was hired as a video producer and director by Redken Laboratories. He spent nearly 10 years with Redken advancing to senior producer and director, then to video production manager. He was responsible for producing, directing, and editing internal and external video projects for the company as well as directing multi-camera remote beauty shows.
In 1993, when Redken moved their headquarters to New York City, Randy formed his own company NikZak Entertainment and went independent providing services as a video director, engineer, and editor. In 2001, he took a full-time position with PSL-Los Angeles as the operations manager. While at PSL, he transferred into the video production division of the company as a director and engineer where he directed single and multi-camera corporate events and concert productions. He was also in charge of designing, assembling, and engineering portable production units.
In 2004, Randy took a position as an avid editor for Access Hollywood where he remained until 2006. He began freelancing until February 1, 2010, when he joined Chaos Visual Productions as the senior video engineer.
Currently, Randy is video engineer for PRG's Music Group on the road for PRG Nocturne- Los Angeles' concert tours.
Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group
John began his career in live event production in 1979 as the Concert chairman at California State University, Sacramento. He also managed local bands in the area and owned a small production company. RCA Records signed Steel Breeze to a recording contract with John as their manager and executive producer of the self-titled debut album which launched two top 10 singles. This was the big break that opened the door to the concert touring industry for John as Steel Breeze supported national tours for Kansas, Hall & Oates, and The Who.
When the band broke up in 1985, John began renting sound and lighting gear to local and national shows. During this time, John was drawn to the technology sector of the production world and joined Vari-Lite as Vice President. John stayed in the manufacturing and sales of automated lighting and control products. He helped usher in Coemar automated lighting products to the US. In 1996, he joined High End Systems and Flying Pig Systems as executive vice president, running their worldwide sales force and was also a member of their Board of Directors until 2006.
During this time, John saw lighting and video merge becoming one. He was instrumental in launching Catalyst, the first computer based media server and a forerunner of many to come. Although it was a valuable learning experience, the manufacturing and sales end of the business was not on the front lines of delivering the actual shows. John began to look for an avenue back to where he began his career.
This passion brought John to XL Touring Video in Los Angeles. After four years of unprecedented success there, he felt the need to create his own team and Chaos Visual Productions was conceived in December of 2008. Chaos was acquired by PRG in January 2015 becoming a part of PRG Nocturne.
Production Coordinator, PRG Music Group
Russell, a former NAVY member, began his career in the entertainment industry in 1997. He worked at the OBIE company as a shop assistant, repairing gear and assisting in the prep of tours. From 2002 – 2006 he worked at Stagetech, 4th phase, Lights West as an LD for a small band called KMFDM. From 2006-2009 he worked for XL Video touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers/TSO and Keith Urban. When Chaos Visual was born, Russell came on board and focused on touring, serving as Crew Chief for major touring acts. In 2014, when PRG merged with Nocturne, Russell ended his year of touring and opted for a stationary job as a Project Manager and Rentals manager.
In his spare time, Russell enjoys staying active with scuba diving, biking, swimming, running, and shooting.