Behind The Scenes

What is Behind the Scenes?

Behind the Scenes is a charity that provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Grants are tailored to each individual but uses can include basic living costs, medical related expenses, transportation, retraining, and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes brings help and hope in times of great need.

Why Is Behind The Scenes Important?

Many people in the entertainment technology industry lack health insurance and other financial support systems that are common for professionals in other fields. Behind the Scenes helps industry members through crises, such as serious illness, injury or death by fitting each grant to the recipient's needs. Funds can be used for medical care and living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, transportation and child care.

How Altman Rentals Supports Behind The Scenes

Altman Rentals, Inc. exclusively offers a UL-Listed Ghostlight. All profits for the sale of the Ghostlight will go to support the Behind the Scenes charity. A Ghostlight serves both a practical and a traditional role in theatre. On the practical side, a Ghostlight is the single light left burning onstage when the theatre is closed so that anyone coming into the theatre can see the set, the edge of the stage, or any potential obstacles or dangers.

On the traditional side, theatre superstitions vary, but most say that the Ghostlight keeps the good ghosts of past productions in the theatre. If a theatre was to be completely dark, these beneficial ghosts would leave the space. Another version is that if the ghost thinks the theatre has been abandoned they would cause accidents to happen on the stage.

Whatever your belief, the Behind the Scenes Ghostlight is a symbol of our willingness to help out our colleagues, who for years have not had a safety net of any kind. Altman Rentals is happy to be able to offer the Behind the Scenes Ghostlight, it is just one way we can all help make a contribution and ‘not leave our colleagues in the dark.’

How To Buy A Ghost Light

Buying a BTS Ghost Light from us is easy. Simply click here to send us an email. Be sure to include your contact info and shipping address so that we can provide you with a quote and get payment information from you.

All profits from Ghost Lights sold are donated to BTS.

Need More Info?

Click below to download the cut sheet for the Ghost Light.