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TPi Awards 06: The Winners

TPi Awards 06: The Winners

Presented by top TV personality, Jayne Middlemiss, and introduced by TPi magazine editor, Mark Cunningham, this year's Total Production International Awards on Monday 30 January was hailed the biggest and best yet by a record audience of around 950 industry professionals and

guests.

   Held once again at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, which struggled to contend with the extra demand for tickets, the fifth edition of the Mondiale Events-organised show was production managed by Steve Allen, and featured the invaluable input of PSL Music (video), ML soundadvice and Meyer Sound (audio), HSL Group (lighting), A.C. Lighting (additional lighting equipment), Star Events Group (rigging & truss), Kroos (crewing), Blackout (draping), Ice Lighting (bar LED lighting) and Edwin Shirley Trucking (transport).

   A highlight of the production was the work of video graphics director Richard Shipman, along with Richard Bagshaw and Kate Perring of Digital Insanity, who designed an impressive video projection wall loaded with ingenious visual content.

   The glittering evening - the highlight of which was Bob Geldof and Harvey Goldsmith's acceptance of an award for Live 8 (Live Production of the Year) - was the culmination of a whole day's activity at the Novotel which included the PSA's Annual General Meeting & Conference.

The Winners

Live Production of the Year, sponsored by DiGiCo: Live 8 at Hyde Park

Production Manager of the Year, sponsored by Rock-It Cargo: Dick Tee (Glastonbury, International Festival Of The Sea)

Tour Manager of the Year, co-sponsored by EFM & Chapman Freeborn: Maggie Mouzakitis (Oasis)

Tour/Production Assistant of the Year, sponsored by Amptown Cases: Helen Campbell (Rolling Stones, U2)

Front of House Sound Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Midas: Dave Kay (Scissor Sisters)

Monitor Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Shure: John 'JJ' James (Robbie Williams, Cliff Richard)

Lighting Designer of the Year, sponsored by Martin Professional: Willie Williams (U2, Bryan Adams, Little Britain Live)

Set Designer of the Year, sponsored by Star Events Group: Roy Bennett (Paul McCartney, Madonna)

Video Director of the Year, sponsored by The Picture Works: Dick Carruthers (Oasis, Bryan Adams)

Rigger of the Year, sponsored by Columbus McKinnon: Jez Craddick (Rolling Stones)

Favourite Sound Rental Company, sponsored by Klark Teknik: Entec Sound & Light

Favourite Lighting Rental Company, sponsored by Robe Show Lighting: PRG Europe

Favourite Set Construction Company: LiteStructures

Favourite Staging Company: Edwin Shirley Staging

Favourite Video Services Company, sponsored by Barco: Creative Technology

Favourite Trucking Company: Fly By Nite

Favourite Tour Bus Company: Beat The Street

Favourite Freight Company: EFM Management Ltd

Favourite Travel Agency: The Tour Company

Favourite Security/Crowd Management Company, co-sponsored by Mojo Barriers UK & The Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies: Showsec International

Favourite Catering Company, sponsored by XL Video UK: Eat To The Beat

Favourite Venue, sponsored by Entec Sound & Light: Carling Academy Brixton

The John Peel Unsung Hero Award: Mark Armstrong, Chris Higgs & Eric Porter (for initiating the National Rigging Certificate)

The Editor¹s Award: Steve Jones (for more than 20 years as one of the world's most influential and successful stage managers)

Lifetime Contribution Award: Dick Bell (celebrating his career as Iron Maiden's production manager since 1982)

   In picture clockwise from bottom left: Ian Graham, Dave Pattenden (Sanctuary Group), Rod Smallwood (Sanctuary Group), Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith, Willie Williams (U2 Show Designer), Mark Cunningham, Jayne Middlemiss (presenter), John Knight (side profile!), Shelley Wiggins (EMI Music), Sally Graham, Kate Graham.

2nd February 2006

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