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Nikki Finke Talks to the Wall Street Journal - Posted September 6, 2013
On page B1 of today's Wall Street Journal, there it is. That rare entity known as an extensive on-the-record Nikki Finke interview. Finke emails and phones reporters all the time, but it's usually always off-the-record. So kudos to Ben Fritz for being the one holding the scoop this time around. ... [GalleyCat]

Nikki Finke Talks to the Wall Street Journal - Posted September 6, 2013
On page B1 of today's Wall Street Journal, there it is. That rare entity known as an extensive on-the-record Nikki Finke interview. Finke emails and phones reporters all the time, but it's usually always off-the-record. So kudos to Ben Fritz for being the one holding the scoop this time around. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Nikki Finke Talks to the Wall Street Journal - Posted September 6, 2013
On page B1 of today's Wall Street Journal, there it is. That rare entity known as an extensive on-the-record Nikki Finke interview. Finke emails and phones reporters all the time, but it's usually always off-the-record. So kudos to Ben Fritz for being the one holding the scoop this time around. ... [FishbowlNY]

PMC, Prometheus Settle Deadline-TVLine-THR Lawsuit - Posted March 29, 2013
From a PR standpoint, it's been a strange week for PMC. On Tuesday, Jay Penske's operation rolled out a new weekly edition of Variety. But for a variety of reasons (pun intended, sorry), the launch yielded not nearly t... [FishbowlLA]

Daniel Miller Logs His First LA Times Piece - Posted February 8, 2013
As we reported, Daniel Miller recently jumped from The Hollywood Reporter to his hometown newspaper the LA Times. He replaces Ben Fritz who, after a short break, starts next Monday... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Editors, Reporters Dodge First Round of Penske Layoffs - Posted November 15, 2012
The timing - right before Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season - is tough for all involved. But per an internal message circulated today by Jay Penske, it's the official ground-level beginning of a new era at trade publication Variety. And perhaps not the last of such cost-cutting measures... [FishbowlLA]

HOLDJA Horses! Penske Reportedly Back in Lead for Variety - Posted September 25, 2012
The ominous, bizarre, hilarious specter of Mike Fleming and Jeff Sneider working for the same parent company has reared i... [FishbowlLA]

Report: Ron Burkle Set to Acquire Variety - Posted July 31, 2012
As has been previously noted, there is only one bidder for Variety who has the capacity to write a check without picking up the phone. Thus, Ron Burkle was always seen as a leading contender to acquire the trade publication if he so chose. Apparently, he has. ... [FishbowlLA]

For Now, Larry Ellison's Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle - Posted May 19, 2012
Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters ... [GalleyCat]

For Now, Larry Ellison's Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle - Posted May 19, 2012
Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters ... [AllTwitter]

For Now, Larry Ellison's Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle - Posted May 19, 2012
Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Calendar Section Defends Itself - Posted March 4, 2011
Yesterday we listed all the people who are no longer at the Calendar Section of the LA Times. We noted it makes the section look pretty dysfunctional. We don't hear of en masse exits from say the Sports Section. But it's been pretty consistent at the Calendar section. The newspaper has sent... [FishbowlLA]

Top Gun Sequel's Best Asset May Be 28-Year-Old Billionaire's Son - Posted February 22, 2011
Recent rumblings that a sequel to Top Gun may be brewing brought about a large, collective groan. But after reading today's LA Times pro... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: Sept. 10, 2007 - Posted September 10, 2007
Yuma Scores at Boxoffice James Mangold and producer Cathy Konrad's follow-up to their Walk the Line, the western 3:10 to Yuma starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, took top stop at the boxoffice over the weekend. Variety reports that it played... [FishbowlLA]

Trade Round-Up: August 21, 2007 - Posted August 21, 2007
Variety's Daniel Frankel and Ben Fritz tag team on a story about the drama surrounding Paramount and DreamWorks Animation's DVD decisions. Paper announced on Tuesday that the studios have exclusively picked HD DVD for all future releases. The story details the move, saying that it's th... [FishbowlLA]

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