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Penske Puts a Woman in Charge at Variety

This is pretty sweet. After 15 years with Variety, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns can add a new title to go along with sales director, managing director of features, vice president and associate publisher: the trade publication’s first-ever female publisher.

“I’m very excited and sincerely grateful to Jay for this opportunity,” Sobrino-Stearns said. “When he addressed the staff at his first town-hall meeting, he won everyone over and got them excited about the future of Variety. He has terrific plans to take our business to the next level and beyond.”

The promotion was announced today at Penske’s second town-hall, during which he promised more changes are in store. The PMC scion also couldn’t resist taking a shot at Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min, contrasting her initial remarks in the New York Times to the idea of appointing someone at Variety from within.

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Variety Announces Second Sidewalk Media Partnership

Will this make Variety a more attractive acquisition target for the likes of Avenue Capital Group and Jay Penske?

Per an announcement this morning on the variety.com website, the trade publication has followed up its exclusive trade media partnership with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for Walk of Fame induction ceremonies with another curbside special-access arrangement. This time, it’s with Chinese Theatres:

Variety has inked a deal that makes it the exclusive trade media partner for the Hollywood icon’s famous hand-and-footprint ceremonies. “We are very excited to be working with the Chinese Theatres in this capacity,” Variety publisher Brian Gott said. “They have never had an exclusive trade media partner before, and we are honored to be their chosen partner.”

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Power Of An Alert PR Rep

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An exceptionally enterprising PR-type, Meredith Goldblatt, suggested we could capitalize on a certain NY Times story and run a piece about Variety’s “Power of Youth,” a benefit held Saturday at Universal Studios on behalf of St. Jude.

So, yeah, we’ll take the bait.

The benefit brought together the likes of Variety’s VP & Associate Publisher Brian Gott, actress Miley Cyrus, Variety’s President & Publisher Charlie Koones and actress Vanessa Hudgens (all pictured here in this shot by Jordan Strauss of WireImage.com

According to Goldblatt’s release:

The inaugural event is part of Variety’s new initiative to reach out to Hollywood’s next generation of entertainers, in the hopes of encouraging young people to become involved with humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

And what a youngster-filled event it was: One of the highlights was a celebrity tricycle race.

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