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    The Industry: Bad Habits of the Entertainment Media

    A lot of loss this month. Time Warner is shedding its magazines. Variety is saying goodbye to its daily edition. And Yahoo is finally losing the jerk-off rule that allowed so many people to work from home in the first place. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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    Variety Drops Paywall, Kicks Gray Upstairs, Adds Eller for Editorial Troika

    The Variety shoe has finally dropped as media mogul Jay Penske has tapped the L.A. Times' Claudia Eller and Variety staff editors Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein as the new editors-in-chief of Variety, charged with leading the 100-year-old trade through its next non-print evolution.

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    Transitions in Media World, from Time Warner Mags to a Variety Reboot; Sragow Returns to L.A.

    Sad but true. The march of time continues to bring inevitable shifts in the media world. Newsweek has been swallowed by The Daily Beast. And now Time Warner's publishing arm is considering creating a new joint magazine venture with broadcast giant Meredith Corporation focused on women's titles. Mean...

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    Variety Cedes Katzenberg's Pre-Oscar Night Before Motion Picture Gala to Hollywood Reporter

    In what some see as a penny-wise pound-foolish move, Jay Penske, the new owner of Variety (who also owns Deadline, Movieline, TVLine and Bonnie Fuller's Hollywood Life) has let go of Variety's 11-year-old pre-Oscar institution, Jeffrey Katzenberg's Night Before fundraiser benefiting the Motion Pictu...

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    David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch Includes Sundance and Foreign Oscar Entry Helmers

    Variety has announced its annual pre-Sundance 10 Directors to Watch list. The indie world is already familiar with jack-of-all-trades David Lowery, whose Casey Affleck-Rooney Mara starrer "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" will debut in competition at Sundance in January, while "Pit Stop," which he co-wrote...

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    It's Official: Penske Media Corp. Bought Variety

    Well, it's official. Penske Media Corporation, the company behind Deadline, TVLine, Movieline and Hollywood Life, has completed their acquisition of Variety from Reed Elsevier. "Since 1905, Variety has been the world’s premier entertainment news source, and is today one of the mo...

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    Variety Launches IMDB Competitor for Those Who Don't Trust the Internet

    Want the name of the second assistant hair stylist on "Hairspray"? The sound recordist on Lynn Ramsay's 1996 short film "Kill the Day"? Continuity errors in "Charade"? The list of characters played by Frank Oz in "The Great Muppet Caper"? You should go to ...

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