2018 MTV VMAs Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

5@5: MTV VMAs, VER, Moulin Rouge, NIN Tour, & More

This week's industry news includes the 2018 MTV VMAs, VER emerges from bankruptcy, Moulin Rouge lighting design, NIN Tour plots, and more.

The 5@5 is released every Thursday at 5pm EST as a round-up of the week's top entertainment design and technology items, so you can stay up to date on industry news.

The 2018 MTV VMAs

Bob Barnhart of 22 Degrees in Los Angeles discusses his design for the MTV Video Music Awards and shares the light plots as well as the lighting team and gear list.

Justin Townsend Lights Moulin Rouge

Justin Townsend discusses his lighting design and shares the light plots for Moulin Rouge, directed by Alex Timbers, at the Colonial Theatre in Boston on its way to Broadway next season.

Grandesign Creates The Experience At 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

Goodbye Petco Park's Interactive Zone. Hello The Experience! Grandesign transformed the Lexus Premier Lot at the San Diego Convention Center into a pop-culture playground.

Plots For Nine Inch Nails' Cold And Black And Infinite Tour

For Nine Inch Nails' current Cold And Black And Infinite Tour, production and lighting designer Paul "Arlo" Guthrie created what he describes as a dirty, chaotic, "anti-design."

VER Emerges From Bankruptcy As Newly Organized Company

PRG announced that VER has emerged from Ch.11 bankruptcy as a reorganized company led by Jere Harris and controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management.

BONUS! Phish Webcast With Lighting Designer Chris Kuroda

Chris Kuroda has been designing lighting and stages for Phish for 30 years, but the last two years, the productions have really evolved. Hear about the band’s latest designs in this free webcast. Register now!

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