By Cory Sekine-Pettite
If you’ve picked up this issue of Markee while attending the 2012 NAB Show, then allow me to welcome you to the show and to Las Vegas. I hope you’re as excited to be here as I am! Actually, this year marks my first as an attendee at NAB, having only stepped in as executive editor of this publication late last year.
Of course, this isn’t my first trade show as a magazine editor, or even the first time I’ve been to a trade show in Las Vegas. On the contrary, I’ve had the privilege of visiting “Sin City” several times. And each time, I’m reminded of the city’s colorful past and rich (in every sense of the term) history. From tiny railroad town to the construction of the Hoover Dam, from Howard Hughes and Elvis Presley to the city’s centennial in 2005, Las Vegas has come a long way. And it continues to evolve and find new ways to stay relevant.
In fact, to filmmakers and TV producers, Las Vegas – and many other parts of Nevada – always has been a significant source of material and a location with unlimited character. There have been at least 90 major motion pictures shot in the state – and who could forget CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? (You can find a complete list of movies made in the state on the Nevada Film Office’s website at www.nevadafilm.com.)
Speaking of Nevada as a location, Markee spoke with the Nevada Film Office as part of our Spotlight on the Southwest in this issue. Turn to page 28 to learn more about Nevada’s diversity of locations, as well as those of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. As you know, this region has a spectacular landscape; I hope have a chance to see some of it. But don’t neglect the NAB Show (and our NAB equipment preview on page 22)! I hope to see you on the trade show floor.
* Meet Me In Las Vegas was a 1956 film starring Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse and Agnes Moorehead.
In the Jan/Feb cinematography feature, we incorrectly identified the captions associated with the William Wages profile. They should have read as follows: On page 14: Preparing to take off with Col. Swanstrom on location for the 1992 TV movie, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232. Page 15: William Wages with director Lamont Johnson on the set for The Broken Chain, a 1993 TV movie.
Also in the Jan/Feb issue, our report on the making of Burn Notice (pg. 6), failed to mention the death of Dennis Hall. At press time, we were unaware of his unfortunate passing. Our condolences to his family and friends.