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For auctions, classifieds and brokerages that do not specialize in film and video production but do specialize in entertainment industry equipment, please use the parent category, Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Auctions, Brokerages and Classifieds.
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This category contains websites belonging to companies which fabricate, manufacture, distribute, sell, rent, or offer services directly related to the installation, repair, selection or procurement of, equipment and supplies used by professionals in the entertainment industry.

This category does not contain any consumer A/V equipment except in cases where there is a clear overlap with the professional market.

Where possible, submit items to appropriate subcategories.

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This category contains companies which rent, sell, distribute, install and/or provide production services in the areas of entertainment industry equipment: sound, lighting, staging, rigging, effects and so forth.

These companies are broad enough in what they provide that they cannot be classified primarily by equipment type, segment of the industry, or type of service provided, but instead must be sorted by service region.

Please see the more specific subcategories of Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment for companies which are more narrowly defined.

For companies which sell, rent, install, service, and offer production services for sound only, (no lighting, effects, etc.) please find the appropriate subcat of Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Audio: Suppliers by Region.

This category mainly contains companies that might be called "theatrical suppliers"... they have a broad range of products needed for theatre, rock n' roll, church productions and related industries, and these products are available any way the customer wants it: rented, sold, repaired, installed, or included as part of a fully managed production. These companies usually have a loosely defined territory centered on their local office. There are also some very large companies of this type that have multiple locations.
This category contains sites pertaining to the design, manufacture, distribution, sales, rental or operation of professional camera requipment and related items. Consumer camera equipment does not belong here. When submitting consumer camera sites please look through the following categories for your best fit: Arts/Photography/Cameras Business/Industries/Manufacturing/Consumer Products Shopping/Photography
Online stores featuring circus equipment and supplies should be submitted to Shopping: Entertainment: Equipment.
Manufacturers and supplies of circus equipment and supplies.
The equipment used by back-stage personnel to talk to each other (and sometimes the artists) during the production of a show, program or other event. Often referred to as "Intercom", "Talkback", or "Comms".
This category is for companies involved in manufacturing, supplying or installing dance-related equipment. This includes ballet barres, portable and permanent dance floors, and dance-related expendables. Please submit to the appropriate subcategories where possible.
Different styles of dance performance, such as ballet, tap, clog, etc. require different types of dance floors and some companies specialize in supplying these. There is also other dance-related equipment such as costumes, chalk, and practice barres.
This category contains wholesale distributors of professional entertainment industry equipment. Please submit to the appropriate subcategory where possible.

For system integrators who only sell wholesale in the context of selling installations, please see Installation_Services.

For companies that sell some wholesale but also do retail sales, rentals, repairs, installations, production services, and so forth please see Suppliers by Region.

According to Websters dictionary, a distributor or wholesaler is a merchant middleman who sells chiefly to retailers, other merchants, or industrial, institutional, and commercial users mainly for resale or business use.
This category contains manufacturers and sellers of aerotechnics equipment and supplies.

For online sales, please submit to Shopping: Entertainment: Equipment.

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This category contains only companies which specialize in entertainment industry related sound system installation.

Companies which install more than just sound systems should be submitted to Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Installation Services.

Sound companies which do more than just installations, (for example: retail sales, rentals, and production services) and do not specialize heavily in installations, belong in Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Audio.

Companies which do not specialize in installations and do not specialize in sound (for example, a company which rents, sells, installs and produces both audio and lighting) belong in Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Suppliers by Region.

This category is for businesses specializing in full service supply and installation of equipment for permanent entertainment facilities such as theaters, night clubs, theme parks, and places of worship. Consultants and designers will also be included if they specialize in installed (rather than temporary) systems and cannot be placed in another category such as Lighting. This category will not include businesses specializing in full service equipment support for live performances and recordings; those have their own category at Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Production Services.
Online stores featuring magic supplies should be submitted to Shopping: Entertainment: Performing Arts: Magic.
Manufacturers of products and supplies for magicians.
This category contains manufacturers of furniture for broadcast production facilities, recording studios and other entertainment industry specific applications.

For manufacturers of regular office furniture, please submit to Business: Consumer Goods and Services: Office Products: Furniture.

For local storefront retailers, please submit to the appropriate Regional category.

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This category contains companies that provide full service special effects for entertainment industry production and events. This includes pyrotechnics and fireworks displays, laser shows, water screens, confetti, weather and mechanical effects, and any combination thereof.

Please submit to the appropriate subcategory where possible.

This category is for businesses specializing in full service equipment support for live performances and recording projects. Consultants and designers will also be included if they specialize in temporary (rather than installed) systems and cannot be placed in another category such as Lighting. This category will not include businesses specializing in permanant installations; those have their own category at Business: Industries: Arts and Entertainment: Equipment: Installation Services.
This category contains companies which rent, build, locate, or list props for theatre, film or television production. Please submit to the appropriate subcategory when possible.

Companies which stock items for theme parties are acceptable if they also serve the entertainment industry. For companies which cater mainly to parties, please submit to an Event Planning subcategory of the Region your company is located in and serves.

Props, or Properties, are accessories, furniture and other objects used to decorate or enhance a scene in theatre, film or television. A prop might be as innocuous as a picture on a wall in the background, or as important as the gun the villain uses to "murder" another character.

Some props companies specialize in designing and building custom props such as armor, creatures, and over- or under-size models, while other companies focus on collecting everyday objects and renting them out to productions.

Related topics are scenery (backgrounds and large items such as floors, walls, and doors) and costuming.

Please only submit sites that specifically deal with repair of film camera''s. Sites that deal with video cameras or camcorder repair, should be listed in Business/Business_Services/AudioVisual/Equipment/Repair_and_Service/
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This category contains companies which manufacture theatrical rigging equipment, or general rigging equipment commonly used in the theatre industry, as well as companies which provide rigging consulting, installation services, or crew.

For companies which do stage equipment in general, including lifts, shells, stage machinery, curtain systems, etc., please see the broader category Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Theatre.

For companies which specialize primarily in curtain systems, please see Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Soft Goods.

For companies that are known mainly for flying performers, please submit to the Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Rigging: Flying Effects subcategory.

Theatrical rigging is the system of ropes, chains, cables, counterweights, pulleys and motors that move and control objects that are suspended overhead on stage. Theatre rigging technology and practices have their roots in sailing ship rigging. Because it deals with lifting objects above performers' heads, and sometimes lifting the performers themselves, professional rigging is highly formalized and safety is a prime concern.
This category contains scene shops, scenic studios, scenery rental houses, and all companies offering scene construction services. Please submit to the appropriate subcategory when possible.

For companies which do both, but specialize more in props, see Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Props.

Scenery is the "background" for a scene in a play, movie, or themed environment. It is made up of backdrops, painted flats suspended from above, and large free-standing set pieces that the actors might climb upon or inside. (Props, a related subject, consist of smaller items that are hand-held, or furniture such as tables and chairs.)

A typical scenic studio might offer design services as well as construction and installation. They might serve only the theatre industry, or only television, or some combination of several industries. Some companies offer scenic elements, such as doors or realistic-looking rocks surfaces, instead of building entire sets.

This category contains manufacturers and suppliers of show control equipment. For controllers for lighting, sound, etc. please see the specific categories for those types of equipment.
Many concerts, shows, themed attractions, and other entertainments involve complex pre-programmed effects, lighting and audio. Each subsection of the event has its own control system, for example lighting is often controlled by a lighting console and motion control often has individual controllers for each manufacturer's product.

Show control systems are intended to gather automated control of all parts of a show under a common umbrella. The central show control hardware or software typically does not control lighting, audio, etc. directly, but instead cues the existing control systems as to when to do their thing. This allows precise synchronization of different systems, which is particularly helpful for repetitious shows such as installed theme entertainment.

This category contains websites for companies which manufacture, distribute, sell or rent soft goods for the entertainment industry. This includes curtains, drapes, duvetyne, scrims, muslin, and other theatrical fabrics as well as related rigging and track systems.

For painted backdrops, see Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Scenic: Backdrops.

For rigging companies which do not specialize in curtain systems, see the more general Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment: Rigging category.

Soft goods are, essentially, curtains and other cloth products used on stage. For example, cloth backdrops, different sorts of drapes, and scrims or see-through drops. Some companies manufacture only the raw materials while others produce finished curtains, and even supply curtain rigging systems and so forth. Therefore there is some overlap with the stage rigging and stage equipment industries.
This category contains manufacturers, sellers, renters, and all other suppliers of stages and related equipment. For the purposes of this category, "related equipment" includes platforms and risers, bleachers, seating, ramps, and crowd control barriers, as well as truss, towers, stage roofs, and large circus-type tents.

Please submit to the appropriate subcategories where possible. For companies which supply more than just staging related equipment, find an appropriate broader subcategory of Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment.

Concerts, theatrical productions, and large outdoor events typically require a stage where the performance takes place and somewhere for the audience to sit or stand. Many companies specialize in supplying stages and the accompanying truss and roofs, as well as stairs, ramps, crowd barriers, seating, and other related items.
This category contains companies whose business has to do with equipment for theatre. This includes manufacturers, installers, suppliers, designers, and any other company whose primary business is theatrical equipment.

There are many subcategories; please submit to the correct one when possible.

For companies that specialize in some other aspect of entertainment industry equipment (rather than theatre) please find the appropriate subcategory of Business: Arts and Entertainment: Tools and Equipment.

For noncommercial sites of an educational or informational nature, see Arts: Performing Arts: Theatre: Stagecraft.

The technical, behind-the-scenes aspects of theatre involves equipment specially designed for entertainment industry use. This includes sound and lighting equipment, scenery, props, and so forth. Some theatrical equipment is similar to that used in the motion picture industry (scenery for example) and others share more with the music industry (lighting for example).
This category is for companies which manufacture, custom-build, sell, rent, or otherwise supply vehicles meant for use in the entertainment industry. This includes camera platform vehicles, star wagons, picture cars, and any other vehicle meant for use in film, television, broadcast, etc. Please submit to subcategories where appropriate.

For vehicles which are not meant for use in the entertainment industry, see Business: Transportation and Logistics.

There are many specialized vehicles used in the entertainment industry, from mobile broadcast vans to movie star dressing rooms to vehicles modified to carry cameras.
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