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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.
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BUSINESS
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.
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.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2005 | Gary Cohn, Times Staff Writer
As Brad Grey takes the helm of historic Paramount Pictures today, there's at least one person who hasn't been blowing air kisses his way: KTLA-TV Channel 5 entertainment reporter Zorianna Kit. "Now, interesting choice in hiring Brad Grey since his film credentials are extremely limited," Kit reported on Channel 5's "News at 10" on Jan. 6, the day Grey's hiring was announced. "Has anyone seen 'View From the Top' with Gwyneth Paltrow?" Kit continued as a clip rolled.
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
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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