UPDATE: Variety debuts its new weekly magazine on Tuesday with a cover story on newly installed Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara after unveiling its new website earlier. By the way, various Deadline staffers including Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming Jr have been asked to write for the revamped publication. Inside the trade Josh Dickey is TMZ‘s Managing Editor after giving his notice at Variety where he was film editor. Variety’s NY business writer Jill Goldsmith was let go March 8th as was Variety’s creative director Paula Taylor more recently. Other editorial changes already announced include Scott Foundas joining Variety as film critic, Stuart Levine leaving Variety to become NBC Entertainment‘s VP of editorial and media relations, and small-fry film writer Jeff Sneider getting fired. Variety is owned by hedge fund Third Point as well as Jay Penske who also owns Deadline.
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