From development and implementation of production technology solutions for television and special events, to the sale of new and used equipment, the professionals that make up our television management team are knowledgeable in all technical aspects of the entertainment industry. We operate on a high level of efficiency to meet our client's creative and technical requirements on their demanding production schedule.
- Brian Edwards
- Tim Murch
- Tony Ward
- Bob Barzyk
- Bob Rendon
- Curry Grant
- Mark Peterson
- Martee Nuruddin
- Nate Murphy
- Keith Romaine
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.
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.
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.
Vice President, PRG Post
Bob started making TV in the mid 70's when everything was done by hand with grease pencils to mark edit points on tape. Since then, he has spent thousands of hours developing and managing new technologies and efficient workflows without losing sight of the creative process or the relationships with his many loyal clients.
Bob started Pow! Pix in 1993 and went on to win three Emmy's over 15 years. In 2010 Pow! Pix joined PRG and Bob formed the media group now known as PRG Post. In his role as VP, Post Production, Bob continues to provide personal attention and inventive solutions to PRG clients around the world.
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).
General Manager of Sales and Business Development, PRG Scenic Technologies
Based in PRG's office in New Windsor, Mark manages the Sales and Business Development for Scenic Technologies. Additionally Mark manages the Project Management department which includes 6 Project Managers, a Show Support Manager, and a Sales Estimator. This department manages work in all of PRG's Scenic Markets, ranging from Broadway and other theatrical productions, as well as corporate work, and concert touring
Within PRG, Mark was a Senior Project manager from 2005 – 2012, and managed some of STNY's largest most high-profile shows, including Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Other notable productions include: Britney Spears' Femme Fatale tour, Rihanna at the Robin Hood Ball, Annie, Bring it On, Ghost, and Grey Gardens on Broadway.
Prior to PRG, Mark worked as a Show Carpenter, Master Carpenter, and Technical Director for Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT for 11 years. Mark also has other experience as a freelance Carpenter and Rigger for several regional theaters in the CT area, most notably, United Staging. Mark has shared his skills and talent by teaching Technical Production for Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, CT.
Mark has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, fine woodworking, golf, skiing, and volleyball.
Senior Account Executive
From his office in Orlando, Martee Nuruddin develops entertainment technology solutions for all types of production applications. Martee also helps establish PRG's company-wide standards in client service.
Martee began his entertainment industry career in 1977 through an IATSE Local # 1 apprenticeship at Vanco Stage Lighting in New York. During his long tenure with Vanco, Martee spent seven years on the production crew for the New York company of 42nd Street. He also toured with the national company of 42nd Street and assisted with the Tokyo production of the show in 1986.
In 1987, Martee became head electrician for Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Over the next two years, he directed the theatre's technical support for a variety of productions, including the Tony award winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes starring Patti LuPone.
In January of 1989, Martee returned to Vanco to help establish the company's Orlando office. In the years since, Martee has played a leading role in the development of the office's business base, which includes support for numerous corporate events, special events, trade shows, television and film productions, theatre productions, and permanent system installations at theme parks, schools, churches, retail malls, and other types of venues.
Martee joined PRG in 1996 through PRG's acquisition of Vanco.
Martee graduated from Queens College in New York City with a BA degree in theatre and mass communication. When not on the job, Martee enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing.
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.