Secaucus, NJ - 4Wall Entertainment Lighting and BML - Blackbird Theatrical Services have reached an agreement for 4Wall to purchase the Film & Television division of New Jersey based BML.
In addition to the equipment purchase, current BML - Blackbird CEO Elliot Krowe, who has led the film & TV division within the company for over ten years, will be joining 4Wall New York as part of the acquisition.
"This was a deal that was mutually beneficial for the future growth of both companies," said 4Wall CEO Kathy Torjman. "From our side, as our New York location continues to grow in the film & television market, it made sense for us to bring an experienced name like Elliot Krowe into the fold to strengthen our customer service in that market segment."
BML - Blackbird President Eric Todd spoke of the move from his perspective, saying:
"Our rapid growth in theatrical and live event production led to our decision to exclusively focus on those divisions as we move forward. This move will allow us to put all our resources into providing the best possible service to our clients in those segments by adding even more lighting, video, staging, and rigging products to our inventory. We wish Elliot all the best as he moves on to his new role with 4Wall."
Krowe joins a 4Wall New York location that has already been bolstered recently in the Film & TV industry with 4Wall's acquisition of Shadowstone, Inc.
"I'm excited to join the 4Wall team and collaborate with the newly expanded film & TV division. There are a number of friendly faces in the building that will make coming to work and focusing on the growth of this new market segment for 4Wall an enjoyable experience," said Krowe.