Automation Systems And Product Liability: Best Practices

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 12:12 PM EST) -- Contemporary theater depends increasingly on the “wow” factor. General audiences are no longer satisfied to see a great performance live without an associated visual spectacle supporting the performer. With that comes increasing danger to actors, dancers, artists, musicians and stage technicians.

Recent accidents involving actors and stagehands, on and off Broadway, attest to this. In Broadway productions of “The Little Mermaid” and “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,” actors were injured; recently in Las Vegas, a stagehand fell into a two-story loading pit. While automation systems and...
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