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Voice Media Group Names Amy Nicholson Film Critic

Amy Nicholson has been named the new film critic for Voice Media Group. Nicholson will cover film for the company’s 11 papers and corresponding websites. She’ll be based in Los Angeles at LA Weekly, and work closely with Stephanie Zacharek, who is based in New York.

“Of all the reviews we read while evaluating job candidates, Amy’s were the ones that sang,” said VMG’s film editor, Alan Scherstuhl, in a statement. “It was difficult to predict whether Amy would like a film — but it was impossible not to be captivated by her feisty, smart take. She was absolutely our first choice for this position.”

Nicholson begins immediately.

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Village Voice Adds Film Writer

The Village Voice has named Stephanie Zacharek its principal film writer. Zacharek most recently worked as Movieline’s chief film critic. Prior to her time there, she was Salon’s lead film critic. Zacharek’s work has also been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone and New York.

“Here is a writer who cuts to the heart of the films she sees, one able to capture that elusive sense of what a film actually feels like while still finding urgent connections between it and the world outside the theater,” said Alan Scherstuhl, film editor of the Voice, in a statement. “For the Voice she’ll continue to cover the movies she’s most passionate about, whether wide releases, indie standouts, or local screenings.”

Zacharek begins her new role on April 24.

USC Alum Takes Over as Managing Editor of SF Weekly

Have you ever responded to a Mediabistro or Journalism Jobs want ad and then forgotten about it? Brandon Reynolds did just that. Lucky for him, the media outlet at the other end stayed on top of things and as a result, Reynolds is the new managing editor of SF Weekly. He started a week ago.

“I just moved into a nice place that was built the year I was born (1978), has a wet bar, and overlooks the bay and Candlestick Park,” Reynolds tells FishbowlLA. “I call it The Chalet. I’ve loved this city since I first visited 15 years ago, and always had a feeling I’d live here someday. When editor Tom [Walsh] called about the job, it made all kinds of sense.”

The story of how this 34-year-old San Antonio native found his to way to those choice San Francisco digs is fascinating. After earning a B.A. from Southwestern University in 2000, Reynolds worked in Austin as a marketing rep for Miller and Smirnoff Ice. His father and stepmother were living in Richmond, Virginia at the time; when she was diagnosed with cancer, he moved to the east coast to help take care of her.

“After she died, my dad moved back to Texas and I stayed,” Reynolds recalls. “I worked at Home Depot for a while, and submitted a short story to Style Weekly for its first fiction contest around 2003-04. I won third place and got to know some of the editors, so when a job came up answering phones and doing calendar entry, I jumped at it.”

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