Pacific Northwest’s Largest Stage Lighting Company Nominated for National Award for Creative Technical Production Excellence

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Hollywood Lighting Services, Inc, has been named a finalist in the Â?Technical Producer of the YearÂ? category for the prestigious 2005 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards.

Hollywood Lighting Services, The Pacific Northwest’s oldest and largest stage and event lighting production company, is a finalist in one of 16 award categories at the nationally-recognized Eighth Annual “Event Solutions Spotlight Awards,” which will be presented at an elegant black-tie gala in Atlanta, GA on August 25th, 2005.

The awards are sponsored and juried by Event Solutions Magazine, a nationally distributed trade publication based in Tempe, Arizona. Akin in the events industry to the Grammy or Academy Awards, the Spotlight Awards Gala is a prestigious annual event, with a veritable who’s-who of event professionals from around the U.S. in attendance. “We had an overwhelming number of qualified nominees and the selection committee faced a true challenge narrowing down the finalists to just a few," says John Baragona, publisher of Event Solutions.

Hollywood Lighting Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Lights, Inc, has won three other individual event design awards in the past 24 months, but this is the first national honor for overall achievement of the firm’s entire design team. “They approach their lighting services with a mutually beneficial, solutions-minded attitude. Their lighting plans are dazzling and effective, creating atmospheres filled with moods both subtle and bold,” says Peter Mott of the Portland Rose Festival Association, a veteran of many large-scale public events in the Northwest.

A panel of judges selected award finalists based on creativity, overall quality, technical and logistical challenges overcome, teamwork, and innovation. The winner in each Spotlight Awards category will be determined by online voting at http://www.event-solutions.com/spotlight/vote.html between June 1st and July 15th, 2005. Biographies and work highlights for all finalists are featured, giving the voter a complete look at each candidate.

Founded in 1948 and with offices in Portland and Seattle, Hollywood Lighting specializes in a wide range of special event lighting design and production, including corporate meetings, product introductions, exhibits, galas, concerts, theatrical and sporting events. Private event clients past and present include Nike, Microsoft, Intel, Columbia Sportswear, Nordstrom, Adidas, Freightliner, Key Bank, Nautilus, Boeing, Hyster, ReMax, Landrover, Comcast, and hundreds of others.

The general public will know Hollywood Lighting from more visible events such as The Bite of Oregon, Turner Bash after Dark, Seattle Film Festival, Portland Rose Festival, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet, The Grotto Festival of Lights, King County Fair, WWE Fan Axxess, Showcase Gardens at Portland Home & Garden Show, Go Red for Women, and many others.

Contact:

Dwayne Thomas, President

Hollywood Lighting Services, Inc.

503-232-9001

http://www.hollywoodlighting.biz

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