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For Immediate Release:

Christie Lites Sales Assumes Management of CinequipWhite Inc.

Toronto, Canada (February 3, 2010) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of Comweb Group Inc. and William F. White International Inc. (WFW), is pleased to announce that Christie Lites Sales has assumed management control of CinequipWhite Inc., effective immediately. The management contract, initiated by William F. White International Inc., sees Christie Lites Sales' current president, Bob Johnston, take on the new title of General Manager, CinequipWhite Inc., overseeing all aspects of the company's nationwide business operations. "Bob Johnston is an industry veteran who brings over 25 years of professional knowledge and live event management expertise to this role. He will be instrumental in aligning the strengths of both companies to form one multi-faceted, solutions-based, full-service industry leader," said Comweb/WFW Chairman/CEO Paul Bronfman. "It is a great pleasure to be a part of the alliance between Christie Lites Sales and CinequipWhite Inc.," stated Bob Johnston. "Throughout my career, I have spent decades being involved with each of these great companies. Our growth into a complete system integrator will provide unique advantages for our clients, vendors, and employees and I am honoured to have this opportunity." "This alliance provides us with a great opportunity to grow our leadership strengths and build a terrific team for the future," said Christie Lites founder/owner, Huntly Christie. Christie Lites Sales is committed to delivering superior quality, service, value and education about lighting technologies and their application. They supply the finest equipment and services to an extensive client base including worship spaces and religious organizations, theatre & productions, concerts, trade shows, television and film, architectural, industrial & display installations, and special events.

CinequipWhite Inc. is a full service sales company serving the broadcast, video, film, architainment and theatrical production industry in Canada. Cinequip was in sales and rentals since 1967, when it was Canada's first motion picture rental facility. Over the years, CinequipWhite Inc. became a sales and service center for many prominent lines in the industry. The parent company of CinequipWhite Inc., William F. White International Inc., has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by producers as one of the best production rental and sales firms in the world. With an unsurpassed inventory of motion picture, television and theatrical rental equipment and expendables, WFW is one of the foremost leaders in the industry. Comweb Group Inc. ( includes William F. White International Inc., Canada's oldest and largest provider of state-of-the-art lighting, grip, camera support and related specialty film and television production equipment with offices across the country (, CinequipWhite Inc., a full service sales company serving the broadcast, video, film and theatrical production industries in Canada ( and Sparks Camera and Lighting Inc., based in Budapest Hungary, a leading provider of production equipment to Western and Eastern European producers. Comweb Corporation is the majority owner of The Comweb Group Inc. Founded by Mr. Bronfman in 1988, the company has grown to encompass horizontally integrated firms dedicated to providing expert production services, studio facilities and equipment to the Canadian and International film and television industry. Comweb Corporation is also the second largest voting shareholder of Astral Media Inc., one of Canada's premier media companies, ( and is an active partner Toronto's largest film and television studio complex, Pinewood Toronto Studios ( Comweb Corporation pursues production activities through its wholly owned subsidiary Comweb Productions Inc. -30For Further Information: Lowell Schrieder +1 416 207-2750 [email protected]


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