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June 11, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees at Daily Variety expressed outrage Wednesday after their editor sent a letter to the chairman of Paramount Communications criticizing a negative review of Paramount Pictures' summer hit "Patriot Games" that appeared in the entertainment newspaper. In a letter to Martin Davis, also Paramount Communications' chief executive, editor Peter Bart said the review "was, to put it in a word, unprofessional."
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2005 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
The Friday lunchtime scene on the patio at Spago in Beverly Hills is tailor-made for a Hollywood columnist, especially one from the old school. The same industry people are here every week. They walk in like they live here, and make a beeline for their tables without bothering to stop at the hostess desk. Robert Stack's widow, Rosemary, in a necklace made of turquoise chunks as big as a baby's fist, is at her table with three age-defying girlfriends.
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BUSINESS
May 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawsuit Filed Against Daily Variety: A lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and violation of freedom of speech rights against the show business trade newspaper was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by former employee John Roberts, who was terminated last November after almost four years as the newspaper's assistant production manager.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
Army Archerd announced that he was giving up the column he had written in the Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety for 52 years, although he plans to continue reporting on Hollywood. "I'll still be fully employed," Archerd, 83, declared in an interview. "I just won't have the pressure of deadlines." He also plans to continue covering the Oscars and to work on his memoirs. Archerd's column has been a must-read for producers, agents, actors, directors and publicists in the film and TV industries.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1988 | Louis Chunovic
Should a gay man whose long-time lover has died of AIDS be listed among the survivors in a newspaper obituary? For that matter, what about long-time lovers of either sex--are they, too, survivors? No, according to a policy statement from Daily Variety.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
Army Archerd announced that he was giving up the column he had written in the Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety for 52 years, although he plans to continue reporting on Hollywood. "I'll still be fully employed," Archerd, 83, declared in an interview. "I just won't have the pressure of deadlines." He also plans to continue covering the Oscars and to work on his memoirs. Archerd's column has been a must-read for producers, agents, actors, directors and publicists in the film and TV industries.
NEWS
February 14, 2001 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stories tumble across the front pages of Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter one after another, day after day after day, like leaves on a windblown street. "Rocker Joe Walsh is in final negotiations to . . . " "Mel Gibson's Icon Prods. is getting close to a deal that will . . . " "Mike Myers and Bryan Singer are in negotiations to . . . " "Al Pacino is in talks to . . . " What's the rush?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
"It's interesting being a consultant," Tom Pryor said over lunch at Musso & Frank's a few days ago. "You just wait for people to ask you questions." It is an unaccustomed role for Pryor, a feisty and strong-willed Irishman who had been the editor of Daily Variety from 1959 until he eased into the consultancy spot at the trade paper earlier this year. Pryor is 76, so the idea of setting aside the daily pressures of the editor's chair is not exactly astonishing.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Stephen West, an assistant business editor at the Los Angeles Times, has been named executive editor of Daily Variety, a Los Angeles-based trade newspaper that covers the entertainment industry. Peter Pryor, who has been editor of Daily Variety since 1988, becomes editor-at-large. He will work on special projects. West, whose appointment becomes effective Sept. 9, will be in charge of the news operation at the 25,000-circulation daily owned by Cahners Publishing Co.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Peter Bart, the controversial editor of Cahners Publishing Co.'s New York-based weekly Variety, was named to an additional post giving him editorial control of Daily Variety in Los Angeles. The surprise move follows years of intense rivalry between the two entertainment publications, which, despite their common ownership, have often bickered over story assignments and advertising accounts. Bart, 58, was named editorial director of Variety Inc.
NEWS
February 14, 2001 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stories tumble across the front pages of Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter one after another, day after day after day, like leaves on a windblown street. "Rocker Joe Walsh is in final negotiations to . . . " "Mel Gibson's Icon Prods. is getting close to a deal that will . . . " "Mike Myers and Bryan Singer are in negotiations to . . . " "Al Pacino is in talks to . . . " What's the rush?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We shall be glad to print nice things about you if you rate them. Maybe you'll rate the other kind. We'll print that also. Whatever you rate, will be what you create. If it's good, that's fine. If it's bad, it'll be your own fault, so don't squawk. --From debut edition of Daily Variety, Sept. 6, 1933 It was a Hollywood business story worthy of front-page treatment. Carolco Pictures was teetering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employees at Daily Variety expressed outrage Wednesday after their editor sent a letter to the chairman of Paramount Communications criticizing a negative review of Paramount Pictures' summer hit "Patriot Games" that appeared in the entertainment newspaper. In a letter to Martin Davis, also Paramount Communications' chief executive, editor Peter Bart said the review "was, to put it in a word, unprofessional."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paramount Pictures was pleased this week after "Patriot Games," starring Harrison Ford, opened to nearly $19 million at the box office, but the studio won't be taking out congratulatory ads in Hollywood's two daily trade publications to trumpet the figures. The studio's decision came after executives expressed outrage over a review of "Patriot Games" that appeared last week in Daily Variety.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawsuit Filed Against Daily Variety: A lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and violation of freedom of speech rights against the show business trade newspaper was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by former employee John Roberts, who was terminated last November after almost four years as the newspaper's assistant production manager.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1991 | ANGELLA JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Daily Variety, the Los Angeles-based entertainment trade paper locked in perpetual competition with the Hollywood Reporter, unveiled a million-dollar face lift Monday. But while some hailed the new look as "boffo," others said it might take some getting used to. The publication--which gave us "slanguage" such as wammo, nix and pix-- "wanted to produce something which readers would find more accessible," Publisher Michael Silverman explained.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paramount Pictures was pleased this week after "Patriot Games," starring Harrison Ford, opened to nearly $19 million at the box office, but the studio won't be taking out congratulatory ads in Hollywood's two daily trade publications to trumpet the figures. The studio's decision came after executives expressed outrage over a review of "Patriot Games" that appeared last week in Daily Variety.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1987 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Variety and Daily Variety, the trade papers regarded as bibles of the entertainment industry, have agreed to be acquired by Cahners Publishing Co., a publisher of business trade magazines, the companies announced late Monday. The purchase price was not disclosed for the deal, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. The two publications are among the most profitable in the entertainment business and posted combined 1986 revenue of $20 million.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Stephen West, an assistant business editor at the Los Angeles Times, has been named executive editor of Daily Variety, a Los Angeles-based trade newspaper that covers the entertainment industry. Peter Pryor, who has been editor of Daily Variety since 1988, becomes editor-at-large. He will work on special projects. West, whose appointment becomes effective Sept. 9, will be in charge of the news operation at the 25,000-circulation daily owned by Cahners Publishing Co.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1991 | MICHAEL CIEPLY and ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Peter Bart, the controversial editor of Cahners Publishing Co.'s New York-based weekly Variety, was named to an additional post giving him editorial control of Daily Variety in Los Angeles. The surprise move follows years of intense rivalry between the two entertainment publications, which, despite their common ownership, have often bickered over story assignments and advertising accounts. Bart, 58, was named editorial director of Variety Inc.
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