Variety has made a significant move, hiring two key editors from rival trade The Hollywood Reporter. According to an announcement today, Hollywood Reporter editor Cynthia Littleton and deputy film editor Anne Thompson will join the staff of Variety and in senior editorial positions. Littleton has been named deputy editor for news development at Variety and Thompson, deputy editor, (joining recently promoted website editor Dana Harris). Bloggers at industry insider sites are weighing in with opinions on the announcement, including David Poland, Nikki Finke and Tom Tapp.