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THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRE AND PRODUCERS JOINS ETCP COUNCIL
New York, NY – The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is pleased to announce that the League of American Theatres and Producers (the League) has accepted a seat on the ETCP Council. The League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 500-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 140 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry.
The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is a new industry-wide program that is bringing together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians.
Seth Popper, Director of Labor Relations, will serve as the League’s principal representative to the Council. "As an organization committed to the presentation of the best of live theatre, I am pleased to represent the League on the ETCP Council, which shares this commitment through the development of standards for the talented professionals working in theatre," commented Seth Popper. Information about the League is available at www.livebroadway.com.
ETCP Council Chair, Tim Hansen commented, "We are very pleased that the League has joined us on the ETCP Council. The support of the League members is critical to the success of this program, and their input will be invaluable."
ETCP Council members are key leaders drawn from entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia representing the diversity of the entertainment industry. Membership includes AMPTP, CITT, CCE, ESTA, IATSE, IAAM, InfoComm/ICIA, PRG, TEA, and USITT. The critical areas of electrical skills and rigging skills have been identified for initial development in the Entertainment Technician Certification Program.
The first examinations for both arena rigging and theatre rigging have been tentatively scheduled for November 2005 in conjunction with the ETS-LDI tradeshow. Application information, including qualification requirements, will be available on the ETCP website by April 2005. Please visit the ETCP website at www.etcp.esta.org for more information.
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