• World of Video & Audio Acquires The Lighter Side

     
    POSTED December 13, 2016
     

World of Video & Audio, an event technology company based in Southern California, has acquired The Lighter Side, a lighting company founded in 2005. WOVA serves a range of clients, including Ferrari, FOX, Lionsgate, Netflix, Snapchat, Universal Pictures and others.

"The Lighter Side has long been looking for ways to diversify and expand their business. This alignment with WOVA is an incredible opportunity for both companies to expand strategically in the event industry,” says Jonathan Wolper, CEO, The Lighter Side. “The Lighter Side's lighting design sensibilities, attention to detail and precision combined with WOVA's A/V and event production innovations, will certainly provide clients with a service unmatched in quality within the world of lighting, A/V and event production.”

Both companies have seen an incredible amount of success over the years and hope the partnership will improve the quality of their customer service.

"The fusing of WOVA's event production capabilities with The Lighter Side's lighting production capabilities will elevate events to the next level and offer a total event solution for our clients," says Benjamin Parnassi, president and CEO, WOVA.

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