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April 1st, 2013 – LPI Turns 28 / Borgess Run for Health of it!

LPI started on April 1, 1985.  No Fooling.  Today we turn 28 years old.  We have seen a lot of formats come and go.  The one thing that remains is the passion and dedication to telling a good story.  Check out this anniversary clip. Speaking of great stories, the Borgess Run for the Health It has been a institution in the Kalamazoo for as long as we have. We were happy to help produce their latest radio spot.  Listen to the spot here.

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March 26, 2013 – LPI Creative Incubator Launched

We are pleased to announce that earlier this month, Reality Models and Talent became the first company to move into our building as part of our new Creative Incubator project.  RMT owner and President Kristi Fitts designed a beautiful office and has already begun utilizing the facility for casting calls and talent recruitment.

The LPI Creative Incubator was established to support creative  businesses and individuals, by offering free office space and amenities in exchange for services that benefit our clients and promote mutual growth.  Amenities in addition to the office space include our conference room, lobby waiting area, copy machine, Fax, kitchen and parking.  There are currently several offices available.  If you are a writer, animator, web designer etc. interested in participating in the LPI Creative Incubator project, please give us a call.

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March 20, 2013 – Open House Memories

Our open house on March 14th was attended by upwards of 100 people.  Clients, vendors, friends and family traveled from all corners to help us celebrate the new place.  Our efforts to launch a mini-creative incubator and local artist venue were revealed.  In addition our 5 suites were on display with a packed bar full of Reality Models. Thanks to all who attended and please see us again soon. Real soon. Open House Announcement Video

Jerry Brown welcomes the guests

Jerry Brown welcomes the guests

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January 29, 2013 – 28 years old and still green!

During our move last month, we wanted to get rid of stuff. Old machines, tapes, monitors…. We didn’t want to dump it all into a landfill – we wanted to recycle.  So we hooked up with Comprenew in Grand Rapids and gave them 5800 POUNDS of stuff.  It is easy to be green!

November 26, 2012 – Lawrence Productions is moving. As of January 1, 2013, our new address will be:

6146 West Main Street, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 – 269-903-2395.

“We are very excited about the new space,” says President Jerry Brown. “The parking is plentiful, free and we’re easy to find.” The move helps consolidate all of LPI’s equipment and resources into one location. The location is just off US-131 and one mile north of I-94. The 5,000 square foot space has plenty of room for growth. “We are gearing up to supply our clients with top-notch services well into the future.” And the open house won’t be bad either. Stay tuned.
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February 1st 2011 - Lawrence Productions is pleased to announce a significant upgrade with the addition of an AVID DS 10.5 editing system to our High Definition Post Production facilities.  This is simply the fastest, most sophisticated editing system available today. It offers superb layering, graphics, animation, color correction and finishing without the need for additional third party software. The AVID DS 10.5 handles all the latest HD formats with ease.  Also, because our editors have been editing on AVID DS for ten years, the leap to the new system has been very intuitive and allows us to bring back any client projects from the past quickly and seamlessly.  It’s always exciting to have new tools.  This one screams.

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August 4th 2010 – Lawrence Productions wins four national awards for recent video work. Two Communicator Awards:  ”Best Documentary” for Van Andel Institute’s “War on Cancer,” and “Best Use of Graphics” for Stap’s “Navteq Icon Animations.” Two Telly Awards:  ”Best Sales Video” for Landscape Forms’ “Metro 40″ and “Best Production Company Reel” for our “25th Anniversary Demo.”

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards received over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners and Finalists represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected international competition and receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

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April 5th 2010 – Katie Brown Workshop Season 5 debuts.  The new season has been regularly scheduled on WGVU in Grand Rapids, Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.  For times and channels in your city please visit katiebrown.com.

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April 1st 2010 – Lawrence Productions Celebrates 25th anniversary. Thanks to all our clients for 25 great years.

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April 1st 2010 – Lawrence Productions launches new website. But you already know that because you’re here.

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April 1st 2010 – We have been working for several months on season five of the “Katie Brown Workshop” for American Public Television. The project involved the production of fourteen, 30 minute programs in High Definition. Johnson Rauhoff out of St. Joseph Michigan are Executive Producers of the series. We are currently making final tweaks on the last few shows and season five will begin airing nationally later this spring.