A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) is delighted to announce its major support for Backstage Academy, the home of Live Events education.

As part of a long-term strategy to ensure that students of one of the industry’s leading vocational course providers receive the most up-to-date real-world practical experience, AC-ET is providing the Backstage Academy with the latest cutting edge technologies it supplies to major clients in Live Events.

Jonathan Walters, AC-ET’s UK Sales Director, comments: “We are delighted to be able to support up and coming generations of backstage technicians and creative people. The future of the industry is all about fostering the talent of tomorrow and letting them use the technologies behind today’s Live Events productions. The partnership will give the Backstage Academy’s students access to the latest LED lighting from popular brands such as Chroma-Q and ProLights, industry-leading video control from Green Hippo, specialist networking solutions from Luminex, plus industry-standard rigging chain hoists from CM Lodestar and innovative load monitoring from BroadWeigh.”

AC-ET will also run training courses and Masterclasses at the Backstage Academy in collaboration with the brands that it provides – which have been selected due to their use by the wider industry at large – and will be able to give real-world work and project experience to the students.

Backstage Academy’s Business Development Director, Sara Gleadhall comments: “Today’s Live Events productions are becoming ever more technically ambitious as the constant advances in technology create fresh possibilities within lighting and video. It’s great for Backstage Academy to receive this kind of support. We’ll benefit because AC-ET, as a major provider of technologies to all areas of Live Events production, can ensure that we provide students with the most up-to-date practical training, so they are qualified for the jobs that exist – thus helping address our industry’s skills shortage.”

For more details on technologies available from AC-ET or to arrange your personal demonstration, please contact the company on +44 (0)1494 446000 / sales@ac-et.com, or visit www.ac-et.com.