Current Issue: Spring 2022

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“Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” For over 880 Saturday nights stretching back to Oct. 11, 1976, that instantly-recognizable opening phrase has been shouted from TV screens around the world. There is really nothing else like SNL on TV at the moment, and only a rare few have ever really competed. The pace of production on SNL is notoriously hectic and stressful – it takes a different breed of person to thrive there. And so, PL&P caught up with two of SNL’s longest-serving lighting directors, Richard McGuinness and Geoff Amoral, to chat about their work and experiences.

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Live Nation & Drake Partner on a new state of-the-art venue

Although Toronto has a wide range of live music venues, History, a partnership between Live Nation and homegrown superstar Drake, definitely fills a void in the scene – not only in terms of its capacity, but owing to the flexibility it offers as an event and live music space.


Sitting squarely at the intersection of intense, competitive live entertainment, sophisticated AVL production value, and sleek, high-quality broadcasting, the world of professional esports is one of the most engaging and all encompassing hybrid production mediums in the events industry today. PL&P takes a look into this fascinating arena by pulling back the curtain on the recent Halo Championship Series in Anaheim, CA, produced by Dreamhack and Waveform Entertainment.

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In Focus

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Standout lighting & video projects from around the world


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