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January 15, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2009 | Ben Fritz
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2008 | From Reuters
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O'Brien's place on NBC next year when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," a person familiar with the deal said. Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter both reported that a formal announcement of plans to install Fallon in O'Brien's place as host of NBC's "Late Night" show would likely come next month. Fallon, 33, will complete an NBC talent shuffle set in motion when the network announced in 2004 that Leno would retire from "Tonight" in 2009 and that O'Brien would replace him. NBC and Fallon's publicist had no comment.
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