Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 23, 2011 NEWS

Thanks to everyone who contacted me about the PR and administrative assistant help I needed, or referred potential candidates. I received a large number of inquiries from wonderfully qualified people.

I'm all set now, so I'm taking this part of the post down. Thanks again.


Prolific writer Brenda Rees wants PR types to know about her website, Southern California Wildlife (, which is terrific and very well done. She writes:

SoCalWild is a news, resource and information about local wildlife that inhabit the Greater Los Angeles area. From blue whales to black bears, from butterflies to fish, we cover it all! We support those who support local wildlife issues from artists to conservationists and everyone in between...

... if PR folks represent clients who are tied into local wildlife (in any repsect!), they can email information, pitches, etc.

Her email address at is editor@


Earlier this month, Curbed LA announced a new editor to replace Dakota Smith, who's now a staff writer at the Daily News.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the dancefloor Adrian Glick Kudler, the new senior editor at Curbed LA. Adrian, a longtime contributor to this site, is overseeing an expanded Curbed LA that continues to feature the work of editors Neal Broverman, Pauline O'Connor, along with that of several new contributors that will debut soon in the wake of editor Dakota Smith's departure.

Read more about it HERE.


From LA Observed on May 18:

The Los Angeles Daily Journal has undergone a new bout of turnover in recent weeks. A former staffer says the departures have included page designer Aris Davoudian, associate editor Michael Gottlieb and entertainment law reporter Jean-Luc Renault.

The post also quotes from a memo announcing...

…Catherine Ho has taken a job at the Washington Post. This is a big blow for the Daily Journal. Cat came here a couple years ago and built the labor & employment beat into a model beat for the Daily Journal, writing first-rate stories on trends and developments in the practice that appeal to a statewide audience. Cat's departure is an occasion for happiness too. It shows how the Daily Journal can be a wonderful vehicle for a smart, driven reporter to build a great career.

Full story HERE.


Congratulations to Daily News reporter Rick Orlov, who "received the Valley Interfaith Council's first-ever Journalism Leadership Award..." According to THIS Daily News story, "The awards recognize the best in courage, compassion and service, on behalf of the people of Los Angeles."


Theatre publicist extraordinaire Kenny Werther is producer of a well-reviewed show at Los Angeles Theatre Center called "The Good Boy," and it has one more weekend of performances. Check it out this Thursday through Sunday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011 NEWS

May marks the the 4th anniversary of this blog!


Curbed LA Editor Dakota Smith moves over to the Daily News.


Gary Scott reports on a bunch of position eliminations at the Long Beach Press Telegram, some of which will be assumed by the Daily Breeze. From his post:

The P-T's features department will be eliminated, which means Al Rudis is out of a job.

Another report from the Long Beach post has additional information. It names Leo Smith as the LBPT features editor, but I believe Smith is at the Daily Breeze, so check that out before you delete him from your database.


LA Observed and Fishbowl LA both had posts on Elvis Mitchell's departure as Movieline's film critic.


LA Observed also announced the debut of Donna Perlmutter's dance review contributions to its Native Intelligence section.


The Hollywood Reporter had an interesting piece titled "12 Talent Bookers Who Keep New York Talking" about the folks who book guests on shows including "Today," "The View," "Good Morning America" and more.