November 28, 1992
William Tusher, 77, a reporter for the entertainment trade newspaper Daily Variety and prior to that editor and writer for the Hollywood Reporter. He came to Los Angeles in 1946 after working as a reporter for the New York Daily News and wrote about films as a free-lancer for several publications before joining the Reporter. He began a series of radio interviews from Frank Sinatra's former restaurant, the Villa Capri, above Sunset Boulevard.
January 15, 1994 |
The parent company of the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard magazine and Adweek has been sold for $220 million cash to a Dutch publishing giant, the parties announced Friday. Netherlands-based VNU plans to buy BPI Communications, a joint venture whose partners include the New York Times Co. and the investment group Boston Ventures. Boston Ventures has been the principal company behind BPI.
August 25, 2009 |
Los Angeles Times Media Group hired media industry veteran Steven Gellman to be publisher of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. Gellman will oversee the publication's advertising, marketing and events and will work with its editor in chief, Annie Gilbar. He most recently was director of targeted products at the Southern California unit of Denver-based newspaper publisher MediaNews Group Inc. He also has held executive positions at the Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine and other publications in his 20-year-plus career.
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March 8, 2008 |
Malvin Wald, a prolific writer for film and television best known for co-writing the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the 1948 film "The Naked City," died Thursday of age-related causes at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his son, Alan. He was 90. Wald wrote the story for the archetypal police drama, which ended with the now-famous line, "There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." He and writer Albert Maltz, one of the blacklisted Hollywood 10 who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, were credited with the screenplay, which was also nominated for a Writers Guild Award.
September 18, 2009 |
Hollywood trade paper Variety is putting a seal on its website. Starting early next year, most or all of the content on Variety.com will be available only to those who subscribe to the print version or pay for a digital subscription. Publisher Brian Gott said executives were still considering whether small amounts of content would remain free. Discussions are also continuing about whether online pricing will be lower than or equivalent to that for the print edition. Over the last few years, online advertising revenue has failed to grow as many media executives had expected, leading newspapers to consider charging for some or all of their digital content in an effort to boost revenue.