To address significant changes in market trends and challenges faced by designers, programmers, and technicians in the entertainment technology industry, the publishers of Entertainment Design and Lighting Dimensions have announced the merger of their magazines into a new multimedia information franchise named Live Design.

Of the recent changes, namely the acceleration of convergence across the disciplines of lighting, staging, and projection design-as well as the evolution of technology and products to serve these changes-David Johnson, editorial director and associate publisher of Live Design, says, 'our name change and content blending seems the logical next step.'

Making is debut this month, Live Design will be a resource for entertainment technology professionals to access comprehensive industry information. The multi-media franchise will also include Theatre Quarterly, a theater market supplement which will serve the needs of audio, lighting, projection, set, and costume professionals.

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