May 14, 2001 |
For the last 26 years, George Christy has chronicled "The Great Life" for the Hollywood Reporter, filling his thrice-weekly column with reports from the party front, tidbits of gossip and tales from the movie world's equivalent of high society. No one reads "The Great Life" expecting to find a scoop--or a snide comment. Unlike some columnists in his milieu, Christy is neither bitchy nor mean-spirited in print.
August 28, 2007 |
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.
March 6, 2008 |
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.
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.
October 14, 1998 |
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.