March 9, 2006 |
The Hollywood Reporter trade paper named Cynthia Littleton as its editor. Littleton succeeds Howard Burns, who was named editorial director of the publication, which is owned by Dutch media company VNU. Littleton joined the Reporter in 1999 as broadcast television editor, having worked at Daily Variety and Broadcasting & Cable. In a related move, Matthew King was named group vice president of content and audience for VNU Business Media's film and performing arts group.
November 1, 2001 |
George Christy, the controversial, longtime party columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, resigned Wednesday, five months after he was suspended amid allegations of unethical behavior. Robert J. Dowling, editor in chief and publisher of the Reporter, and spokesmen for Christy and VNU Business Publications, the Reporter's parent company, said Christy's separation agreement prohibited them from discussing the terms of his departure.
June 8, 2001 |
In another embarrassment for Hollywood studio marketing efforts, ads for 20th Century Fox's "Moulin Rouge" attributed a positive comment about the film to the trade publication the Hollywood Reporter when the critic is actually employed by an online entertainment site. The ad, which ran in the New York Times last week, quoted reviewer Brent Roske as saying the musical was "nothing but pure magic," and identified Roske as a reviewer for the Reporter. In fact, he works for the Hollywood Register.
May 26, 2001 |
The Hollywood Reporter on Friday confirmed it is suspending indefinitely publication of "The Great Life" column written for the last 26 years by George Christy, now the subject of both an internal personnel investigation and an "audit inspection" by the pension and health plans of the Screen Actors Guild.
May 3, 2001 |
The Hollywood Reporter is starting to look like one of those doomed film projects the trade paper sometimes covers: Marquee stars are bailing out, the actors union is raising a stink and negative buzz is building to a crescendo. The discord at the Reporter spilled into the national media when veteran labor writer David Robb resigned last week after management refused to publish his story about a Reporter colleague's relationship with certain movie producers.
May 1, 2001 |
The editor of the Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade newspaper resigned Monday, a week after her boss killed a story critical of the paper's veteran show business columnist, colleagues said. A spokeswoman for the newspaper confirmed the resignation of Editor Anita Busch. Busch declined to comment.