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Brian Brooks Starts Blogging for Movieline

From Indiewire to Deadline to Movieline. That’s the 2012 progression (so far) for Brian Brooks. After jumping Nikki Finke ship earlier this month, he has officially this week begun posting blog items for the PMC sister site.

Brooks was barely noticeable at Deadline. He helped with Sundance coverage and the last leg of film awards season, but from the get-go it seemed like an odd match. Here’s what Finke told his former Indiewire colleague Anne Thompson last week:

Finke says that Brooks was homesick for New York, where Movieline happened to have some openings. “He’s a great piece of manpower and there was no way the parent company was going to let him go,” she says. “It worked out well, he will fit their needs. It’s a win-win for everybody.”

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Sundance Sets on Indiewire-Brian Brooks Relationship

For whatever reason, Nikki Finke has recently been posting news of major Deadline.com hires on holidays. As we previously reported, it was on Thanksgiving Day that she announced the recruitment to her PMC flagship of a pair of HollywoodWiretap.com veterans.

And via a subsequent Christmas Day blurb, Finke tipped that Brian Brooks (pictured), the longtime New York-based managing editor of Indiewire, will be joining Deadline.com as LA-based film editor later this month. Just in time to cover the very familiar Sundance Film Festival beat alongside new colleague Michael Fleming.

The vacancy left open by Brooks is one of the best film beat journalism gigs in the U.S. Indiewire editor-in-chief Dana Harris confirms to FishbowlLA that the position will remain based in New York City, but that the title has changed. They are now looking for a news editor.

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Dana Harris Keeping Busy as indieWIRE Editor-in-Chief

It’s been a few months now since former Variety staffer Dana Harris set up shop from a home office in Highland Park as editor-in-chief of indieWIRE. Just back from SXSW and one of her monthly sojourns at the Snag Films parented website’s New York headquarters, she took time to chat via telephone with FishbowlLA about what lies ahead for the rest of 2011.

On the heels of The Playlist and Ted Hope, Harris says the company will be announcing another addition to the indieWIRE blog network in April. In terms of evaluating potential partners who retain ownership of their blog and split advertising and other revenues, she says it’s not as simple as finding sites with a particular monthly traffic threshold.

“Blog network partners are programmed into a specific infrastructure,” Harris explains. “This represents a significant investment on our part, so it’s a real balancing act to find a partner like The Playlist that hits that sweet spot.”

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