July 17, 1988 |
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.
August 5, 2005 |
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.
February 14, 2001 |
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?
October 6, 1988 |
"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.
August 16, 1991 |
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.
March 12, 1991 |
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.