Monday, October 18, 2010

NEWS: October 18, 2010

Former Brand X Editor Alexandra Letellier heads over to the LA Times Opinion section, replaced by new Editor Krista Simmons.


Thanks to Kenny Werther for passing this along....

The Hollywood Reporter is pleased to announce that Todd McCarthy will be joining the staff as chief film critic.

He was most recently a film critic and columnist for IndieWire and for many years was chief film critic for Variety and Daily Variety.


More Hollywood Reporter news from The Wrap:

Elizabeth Guider is stepping down as editor from the Hollywood Reporter, the trade announced on Monday. Guider had been considered a lame duck following the appointment of Us Weekly veteran Janice Min as editorial director in May...Online Editor Andrew Wallenstein is also leaving the Reporter, TheWrap has learned.)
Details HERE and HERE.

HERE is a link to the masthead on the newly launched Hollywood Reporter web site.


From writer Elina Shatkin, former LA Times writer:

It's official! On Monday, Oct. 18, I start my new gig as the 2nd restaurant critic for the LA Weekly. You may have heard of the first guy, Jonathan Gold.


ATTENTION PR PROS, especially free-lancers and indie firm owners:

Two LA-area publicists are looking for a few more individuals to share a Vocus subscription in order to reduce costs. Email Carol [AT] eisnerpr dot com or call (310) 839-1400.


KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian, who's also a devoted theater supporter and blogs at his own site and at LA Stage, is taking center stage himself as Martin Vanderhof (Grandpa) in You Can’t Take It With You at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, an Inland Valley Repertory Theatre production, playing October 20 and 27 and November 3. Read all about it HERE, and go see it!

And here’s an update on former Los Angeles Times arts staffer Diane Haithman:

While she continues to contribute to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood website and other news outlets, Haithman also a contributor to a new literary anthology. An excerpt from her novel “Dark Lady of Hollywood” -- a finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Awards competition (novel-in-progress category) -- will be included in A Voice from the Planet, Harvard Square Editions' second volume of “living fiction,” (published Oct, 1, 2010), edited by Harvard alumni. The short fiction anthology features work by award-winning and new authors from Congo to Hollywood, with stories and novel excerpts set in a wide range of arenas including the jungles of Peru, the American rebellion of the 1960s, fire dancing in the mountains of Bulgaria and high finance on 9/11. Readers can take part in the dialogue by emailing the authors and chatting on the web Net proceeds from the sale of this book (now available on Amazon) go to the Nobel Prize-winning charity Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
More details available at Haithman’s Amazon authors’ page HERE.