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Anna Almendrala

Famed Hollywood Trade Journal Changes Hands

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles

It's the end of an era for Variety, a daily and weekly print publication that has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1905. Penske Medi...

Variety's '10 Comics To Watch' List Leaked

Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy

Well, the cat's out of the bag. Comedian Sarah Colonna tweeted a photo of the cover of Variety's 2012's "10 Comics To Watch" ahead of its publication ...

Ron Burkle In Bidding War To Buy Variety

nypost.com | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

Billionaire Ron Burkle is looking to further extend his influence in Hollywood by buying entertainment trade paper Variety, sources tell Page Six....

Lisa Gizara: The Woman Behind the Art Behind the Mad Men

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Mad Men's set decorator needed paintings with the specific panache to match Roger's sly and savvy personality, she turned to the collection of photographer and painter Lisa Gizara.

Who Will Buy Variety Magazine?

The Wrap | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

The last issue of Variety magazine hit stands on Friday, and this week speculations are swirling about who will buy the iconic entertainment industry ...

Iconic Entertainment News Magazine Goes Up For Sale

Posted 03.23.2012 | Media

Variety magazine's parent company Reed Business Information (RBI) announced on Friday that it has started the process of selling the iconic entertainm...

Miami: Epicenter Of Ridiculous Plots, Gratuitous Slapping, And Heaving Bosoms

www.variety.com | Posted 02.19.2012 | Miami

Miami has long been the unofficial showbiz capital of Latin America. Since 1986, it's been home to the world's longest-running TV variety show, "Sabad...

Michael Calderone

Following Departures, Murdoch's iPad Paper Makes A Big Hire

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media

The Daily made a big hire Friday, scooping up Variety’s Tom Lowry as the tablet publication’s new business editor. Daily editor-in-chief Jesse...

'Deadline' Owner Considers Buying Variety

WWW.THEDAILY.COM | Thursday, April 28, 2011 | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Jay Penske, the heir to the Detroit car-racing clan, is mulling a bid to buy Variety from the Amsterdam-based Reed Elsevier company, sources say....

PHOTOS: Amazing Vintage Elizabeth Taylor Ads And News Pages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Elizabeth Taylor's death has prompted the world to look back at her historic life. Below, see just a few amazing vintage ads and news pages featuring ...

'Like, What's The Difference?': Users Weigh In On AT&T and T-Mobile

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK –- Cell phone users are skeptical of AT&T's claims that their planned$39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile will result in faster service and...

Getting Social at Digital Hollywood

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julie Spira

Digital Hollywood's annual fall conference is taking place this week at Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. On day one, the event coincided with the Var...

CNN: The Axe Has Dropped, But Will the Ratings Rise?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN has been rotting for the past twenty years, and it's not going to be fixed in a matter of months. But maybe with a new president in the driver's seat, the station will at least have a chance to take off in a new direction.

What Works in Hollywood? Even the Trades Can't Decide

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

It is said there are no coincidences or irony in Hollywood, so I'll just say it's interesting that today's Hollywood trades are making news themselves, rather than reporting other show business news.

THEATER: The Inexorable Rise of Variety and Cabaret At Edinburgh Festival

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Everywhere you look this year in Edinburgh there's cabaret and variety: the genres have been becoming more popular over the years, notably with the hu...

Hollywood and Mass Transit: Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's time to celebrate the pro-environment, pro-community, good-for-the-economy and anti-gridlock reality that a positive portrayal of urban mass transit can help create.

Let's Get Digital - Creating Brands at Digital Hollywood

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julie Spira

It was a very enthusiastic iPad-friendly crowd at Digital Hollywood's spring event this week at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. The theme through...

Nicole Laporte's Book On Why DreamWorks Was Destined To Fail

The Wall Street Journal | Stephen Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not long after moving to Hollywood to cover the film industry for Variety, Nicole Laporte became fascinated with DreamWorks, which she regarded as a "...

Variety Pitches Subscribers: "Think Of The Paywall As A Velvet Rope"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This notice sent to subscribers made me laugh out loud. First, Variety tries to liken your forking over money for the trade to membership in a club, c...

An Open Letter to Variety

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

We used to rely on you, Variety. At festivals, your film reviews gave insecure acquisition execs the push they needed to buy the tiny little movie they liked.

Cannes: Dollars and Sense

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

It is only Day 7 of the Cannes Film Festival and it is a front-loaded festival at that, meaning most people are getting in and getting out. Offices and studios are sending fewer people for less time.

News/PR Line Gets Blurrier

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Many of the thirty-thousand-plus journalists laid off in the past two years have signed on to corporate public relations gigs, further blurring the already-murky line between PR and news.

Death of a Theatre Critic, Again

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

I've been a champion of my hometown, telling Broadway aficionados that LA has immense potential. So it was with dismay that I read about layoffs in theatre critics at LA publications.

Dongria Kondh Ask James Cameron To Help Save Their Tribe: 'Avatar Is Fantasy ... And Real' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

James Cameron's Avatar may have broken ground at the box office and with advanced visual effects, but some observed that the Oscar nominated film's pl...

Variety Drops Chief Film And Theater Critics

The Wrap | Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The evisceration of Variety contiues. On Monday, the trade let go of chief film critic Todd McCarthy and chief theater critic David Rooney. Publ...