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November 29, 1992 | Jane Galbraith
Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 25, Page 17, Col. 1: "Letty Aronson, former vp of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, has been named vp at New York-based Jean Doumanian Prods" . . . and eight more paragraphs that detail both Aronson's credentials and Doumanian's credits. Very straight, hot-off-the-press-release kinda stuff--unless you knew how to read between the lines.
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December 11, 2009 | By Amy Kaufman and Ben Fritz
After months of speculation about their future, entertainment-industry newspaper the Hollywood Reporter, music-industry magazine Billboard and five other publications owned by Nielsen Business Media have been sold. Their new owner is a consortium of investors led by James Finkelstein, whose News Communications Inc. controls the Washington political newspaper the Hill and the Who's Who directories. Finkelstein himself also owns Thompson Publishing Group Inc., which puts out niche publications about government regulations.
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December 19, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hollywood Reporter, an entertainment industry trade newspaper, has fired a reporter after she filed a lawsuit against a major talent agency and TV network. Donna Balancia, a 3 1/2-year employee who worked under the byline Donna Parker, last week filed a breach of contract suit against International Creative Management, Capital Cities/ABC Inc., Brillstein/Grey Communications, producer Chris Thompson and agent Ari Emanuel over the ABC-TV series "The Naked Truth."
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March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Nielsen Co. named new publishers for Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter, its entertainment industry publications, and a chief operating officer for its newly created entertainment group. Howard Appelbaum was appointed publisher of Billboard, the music industry publication, and Eric Mika was promoted to publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. Andrew Bilbao was named chief operating officer of the entertainment group.
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August 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The Hollywood Reporter plans to start a national edition to expand sales outside of California. The edition will be printed regionally for same-day delivery starting Nov. 2, the Los Angeles-based newspaper said. The national edition is part of a plan to increase readership in New York and on the East Coast, the paper said, and it will add staff in those areas.
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March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Nielsen Co. named new publishers for Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter, its entertainment industry publications, and a chief operating officer for its newly created entertainment group. Howard Appelbaum was appointed publisher of Billboard, the music industry publication, and Eric Mika was promoted to publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. Andrew Bilbao was named chief operating officer of the entertainment group.
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November 1, 2001 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 14, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alex Ben Block, editor of the Hollywood Reporter for nearly seven years, is leaving to take the newly created position of president of marketing for Morgan Creek Productions. Morgan Creek is based on the Warner Bros. lot, and has produced such films as the "Ace Ventura" and "Major League" movies. Block has been the longest-standing day-to-day editor in the history of the 68-year-old entertainment trade publication. Block joined the Reporter in 1990 as editor of special issues.
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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?
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August 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The Hollywood Reporter plans to start a national edition to expand sales outside of California. The edition will be printed regionally for same-day delivery starting Nov. 2, the Los Angeles-based newspaper said. The national edition is part of a plan to increase readership in New York and on the East Coast, the paper said, and it will add staff in those areas.
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July 31, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
The Hollywood Reporter, an entertainment industry trade magazine, on Monday named Elizabeth Guider of rival Variety as its editor. Guider will oversee the print and online versions, as well as industry conferences, the publication's owner, Nielsen Co., said in a statement Monday. Guider replaces Cynthia Littleton, who left for Variety in March. Guider worked 18 years at Variety and held titles including managing editor and executive editor. Most recently she was editor at large.
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December 13, 2006 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
For a time, one staff writer said recently, the Hollywood Reporter "was a stagnant place to work ... there just was not a lot of internal movement." That has certainly changed. As the entertainment world heads into its annual winter frenzy of awards shows, the 75-year-old Hollywood Reporter has cut 10 positions, including editorial director Howard Burns, as part of what publisher John Kilcullen described as "a significant transformation."
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October 11, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
The publisher of the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday that he was leaving after less than a year on the job to return to work for a technology publisher. Tony Uphoff will be replaced by Billboard Publisher John Kilcullen. Billboard is a sister publication of the Hollywood Reporter under Dutch media conglomerate VNU. Uphoff said he was offered "a significantly larger opportunity" as president of a division of CMP Technology in Irvine.
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December 7, 2005 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Robert J. Dowling, editor in chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter, said Tuesday he would leave Dec. 31 after 17 years of running the daily trade newspaper. Dowling's departure to become a consultant comes amid upheavals at the newspaper's parent company, VNU, the Dutch media conglomerate that also owns Nielsen Media Research and Billboard magazine.
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January 16, 1992 | KEVIN E. CULLINANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second recent make-over of an entertainment trade newspaper, the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday published the first edition of a redesigned paper that it says reflects its evolution during the past three years. The daily Reporter has modified its type styles, layout and graphic design to include more photography and graphics and has expanded its international news coverage, said Robert J. Dowling, publisher and editor-in-chief.
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