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July 28, 2015: Scott Foundas has been named film acquisitions and development executive at Amazon Studios. He had been chief film critic at Variety. (FishbowlNY)

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NBC Runs Facebook Premium Video Ads For Three Midseason Series - Posted May 8, 2014
Facebook signed its first television advertiser for its new ... [AllFacebook]

The Film Industry Has a New Definition of PR - Posted April 29, 2014
Variety editorial director/longtime man-about-town Peter Bart has a problem with Hollywood's new communications strategy. What, you didn't realize that the major studios were ... [FishbowlDC]

Ryan Seacrest Productions' Sibyl Goldman Joins Facebook, Takes Aim At TV Ties - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook is looking to extend its reach into Hollywood's television... [AllFacebook]

How Bravo's 'Real Housewives' Reality Franchise Is Using Facebook's Keyword Insights API - Posted November 25, 2013
Cable network ... [AllFacebook]

New York Magazine Charts Finke-Penske Ups, Downs - Posted November 24, 2013
Among the many fascinating revelations in the New York magazine feature by Benjamin Wallace (pictured) about t... [AllTwitter]

How Celebrities Promote TV Shows On Facebook - Posted October 29, 2013
Facebook Strategic Partnerships Lead for Music and Entertainment Charles Porch talked celebrities, fan ... [AllFacebook]

Amy Poehler Explains Why Charity Work Is So Awesome - Posted October 18, 2013
The coolest fact we learned this week: working to support a cause isn't just "good for your ego"--it also "makes your ass smaller." At least that's what Amy Poehler told the audience at Variety's 5th annual Power of Women event earlier this month when explaining why she loves working with the ... [FishbowlDC]

Nikki Finke/Deadline Spat Tarnishes Powerful Media Brand - Posted September 19, 2013
Deadline founder Nikki Finke is unquestionably one of the most powerful trade reporters in showbiz. She's like Mashable for movies and TV: she always gets the... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Reaches Deal With Facebook For Content From New APIs - Posted September 16, 2013
"Dancing with the Stars," ... [AllFacebook]

The Friday Dump: Ben Affleck Ruined Your Weekend - Posted August 23, 2013
Hi. I'm Batman. -- Ben Affleck Batman (@AffleckBatman) August 23, 2013 Yes he is. And before you ask: sorry, but you are not the only person who immediately tweeted "And Matt Damon will be Robin, right?" We'll also rem... [FishbowlDC]

10 Habits Of Great Tweeters - Posted July 27, 2013
The people who "do Twitter best" have a lot in common. Sure, some might be uber-celebrities and others might be tech-savvy moms, adventure-loving 20-somethings or political pundits, but despite their differences in topic and tone, the most successful Twitter users share some common habits. Whe... [AllTwitter]

Roll Call: The LIVESTRONG Foundation, Widmeyer Communications and NBC Entertainment Group - Posted February 15, 2013
The LIVESTRONG Foundation announced the appointments of Candice Toll Aaron and Jeremiah Robins to its Board of Directors. Aaron, who currently serves as a compliance leader at GE Capital, is a lawyer with significant experience in corporate governance and a survivor of papillary thyroid cancer; she is both a founding member... [FishbowlDC]

Variety Purchased by Penske Media for $25 Million - Posted October 9, 2012
Variety has finally been purchased. According to The Los Angeles Times, Variety has been acquired by Penske Media, and its financial baker, Third Poin... [FishbowlLA]

How to Land a Byline in Variety - Posted June 22, 2012
If you're looking to get published in Variety, you better make your pitches good. Editors at the pub's daily and weekly versions typically generate story ideas themselves and assign them to writers they trust, but they are willing to work with newbies -- as long as the hook is compelling. "We recently... [FishbowlLA]

Applying Semantic Technology to Big Data - Posted April 27, 2012
Rob Styles has written an article regarding how semantic technologies can be effectively applied to the third V of Big Data: variety. (The other two Vs are... [semanticweb.com]

Revolving Door: WNBC, WSJ on Pinterest, iPad Mags, and More - Posted March 26, 2012
James Murdoch has resigned from another corporate board. [via] ... [GalleyCat]

One Secret To Increasing Engagement On Twitter: Mix Up Your Tweets - Posted August 12, 2011
It's easy to fall into a rut on Twitter. Tweeting the same sort of thing, day in, day out, until either you become bored or bore your followers. To perk up your Twitter feed, fight boredom and burnout, and increase engagement, all you need to do is mix up your tweets.... [AllTwitter]

If You're on Twitter, You Might be Seeing More Political Variety Than You Think - Posted April 12, 2011
A lot of people think that Twitter enables its users to reinforce their biases, because they can choose to follow like-minded people. However, new research suggests that Twitter is a potentially fantastic tool for exposing individuals to more varied viewpoints than any other media - and even if a liberal... [AllTwitter]

Variety Details Paywall-Free Blog Showblitz - Posted March 1, 2011
Variety confirmed ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New Variety News Blog to Step Out from Behind Paywall - Posted February 28, 2011
Variety will allow a small leak through its paywall, launching a news blog Tuesday that will be visible free-of-charge, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Variety Show Continues at THR - Posted October 11, 2010
As one former Variety staffer joins the morphing Hollywood Reporter, so leaves another: it was announced today by THR that editor Elizabeth Guider is departing the trade publication for personal reasons. Hopefully, on her way out the revolving door, Guider will have the chance to say hi-bye to new incoming chief... [FishbowlLA]

Variety, Fizziology Launch The Weekly Fizz10 Chart to Measure Movies' Social-Media Buzz - Posted September 30, 2010
Variety and social-media-research outfit Fizziology will team up to create a weekly chart of feature films generating the most buz... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bart Becomes A Softie Re: Will Smith - Posted December 30, 2008
Variety editor Peter Bart, who has had his share of those nasty little "Memo to" columns over the years has certainly turned his naysaying around with the ... [FishbowlLA]

Clint For Best Actor: Do You Feel Lucky? Well, Do Ya, Punk? - Posted December 30, 2008
As the Oscar ballots were just sent out to hungry voters for those pesky gold statuettes, the pressing question hovers around Dirty Harry and whether he'll get the acting nod, the L.A. Times predicts. The critics, well faux critics or columnists or whatever you want to call them, are ... [FishbowlLA]

NY Times Banned In China -- On The Internet - Posted December 22, 2008
If you happen to be in China and are looking for the New York Times on the Internet, think again. The grey lady has been banned on the Chinese Internet just a few days after the Chinese government gave itself the right to censor content it deems illegal, ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Was On The Block, Or Was It? - Posted December 10, 2008
Variety, owned by London's Reed Elsevier, looked to be the target of overall billion-dollar buyout by British firm Bain Capital... [FishbowlLA]

WGA Awards Want 'Simpsons,' 'Breaking Bad' And Tina's '30 Rock' - Posted December 8, 2008
Tina Fey is likely to be lauded for more than just impersonating Sarah Palin with the Writers Guild of America awa... [FishbowlLA]

Variety At Least Can Laugh At Itself - Posted November 20, 2008
Variety, the long-standing Hollywood trade that never likes to admit it is a trade, at least admitted being amused by a colorful vid produced by Will Ferrell's funnyordie.com circulating the Internet. The paper... [FishbowlLA]

Alas Poor Yorick, er Thor - Posted September 29, 2008
The latest version of a Marvel comic to hit screens may now by the illustrious "Thor," directed by no less than Shakespearean expert Kenneth Branagh. The director is apparently, according to Variety, in talks... [FishbowlLA]

Blogging Cannes - Posted May 14, 2008
Wish you were in France? (Us neither). But just in case you want to keep up, here's a list of local pubs who have sent bloggers over for a vie en film: The Hollywood Reporter: Steven Zeitchik is live blogging Cannes. Los Angeles Times:... [FishbowlLA]

KCBS Cuts Back--Greene and Martin Leaving - Posted April 1, 2008
KCBS has decided to let Harold Greene (LAObserved has Harold Levine in the text, but Greene in the hed) and Ann Martin walk away when their contracts expire. EP Matt Kallinger reporters Jennifer Sabih, Jaime Garza, Jennifer Davis, and Greg Phillips are also signing off. Kallinger's the guy who... [FishbowlLA]

Variety Launches Social Networking Site For Entertainment-Types - Posted February 20, 2008
Variety gives social networking the business. Ever think to yourself: If a giant media company was looking for a way to hemorrhage money, why not just give it to me? Yeah. Us, too. LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2008) " Variety, the world's... [FishbowlLA]

Anne Thompson: Golden Globes May Not Be Televised - Posted December 28, 2007
Variety says it has been hearing rumblings that the on-going writers' strike means the Golden Globes will not be televised. Others conc... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Serves Up H'wood's New Dining Rules - Posted August 20, 2007
People who know the entertainment biz are well aware that making it in Tinseltown means you understand the inside politics and well as the savvy social skills required to successfully navigate through Hollywood. So it's no surprise that there are oh-so-important rules even when it comes to lunch. However, those rules have... [FishbowlLA]

Variety.com Launches Digital Variety -- It's Like Paper, Without The Paper - Posted February 7, 2007
Taking a page from, oh, every newspaper in the country, Variety today announced it is launching Digital Variety, "a... [FishbowlLA]

In the Trades: Remakes, Remakes, Remakes - Posted February 1, 2007
Russell Crowe will star as the not-as-bad-as-we've-been-led-to-believe Sheriff of Nottingham, based on a spec script from Ethan Reiff and Cy... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Peter Bart Disses LA Times in Internal Memo - Posted January 31, 2007
FBLA found this interesting item in our tip box: To: Editorial Staff From: Peter Bart Dana Harris will assume her new duties as editor of Variety.com, effective January 29. She has done an outstanding job in several roles here at Variety and I am delighted to welcome her to her new position. She joins... [FishbowlLA]

In The Trades - Posted January 31, 2007
Variety Scott Rudin has offered one of his former development guys, Craig Perry, a first-look deal, thus gaining an opportunity to "generate mainstream comedies and family films." Perry produced the American Pie and ... [FishbowlLA]

In The Trades - Posted January 30, 2007
Variety: Kiss has launched a comic book company. The first title, Kiss 4K, will debut at the Wizard World convention in Los Angeles in March. The second title is expected to be Kiss Girls, which features four ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety to Provide On-Camera Talent for Reelz Channel - Posted January 24, 2007
Variety, the show-biz bible, has struck a deal with Reelz Channel--writers appear as correspondents and analysts on the Dailies show and Reelz puts a camera in the newsroom. Rod Perth, head of the cable channe... [FishbowlLA]

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