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Posts Tagged ‘David Young’

Janice Min’s Dismissive Remarks Anger LA Journos

Yesterday we shared with you some juicy snippets of a Mediabistro interview with Janice Min, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, in which she said that Los Angeles was seriously lacking in talented journalists.

“Hiring out here is hard,” Min complained. “There is not a bench out here at all. You struggle to find enough working journalists out here to staff your publication and to even interview.”

Min’s statements left many local journos rolling their eyes. “Gee, sorry we letcha down, Janice,” tweeted Jon Weisman of Variety.com. “That’s Minsanity,” quipped David Young of True Blue LA. LA Weekly‘s Dennis Romero called Min’s remarks B.S. “Tons of great journalists in this market,” he said.

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Lunch: The Lo-Cal Edition with Ron Perelman

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— DIANE CLEHANE

Now that summer is in full swing, the usual mix of movers and shakers at Michael’s was a bit on the light side today. But Ron Perelman was there, proving this is no time to slack off if you’re a true mogul. Frank Gifford and Charlie Rose were in the dining room yesterday. And, we hear, our pal Jack Kliger stopped by to open up a bottle of 1969 Pommard Rugiens (‘a rich red Burgundy’ says wine director Seth Liebman) and celebrate, no doubt, his new gig as acting CEO of TV Guide. Congrats!

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Bob Barnett

2. Peter Brown, fresh off his trip to Vietnam — “The food was excellent!”

3. Marie-Josée Kravis with another well-heeled gal. We were coveting that gorgeous pearl pin Marie was wearing. Fab!

4. Ron Perelman and a formidable-looking fellow we didn’t know. We knew Ron was inside when we arrived because we recognized the tough guy in the Escalade parked at the curb that goes everywhere Ron does…

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LAT in 90 Seconds

dyoung.jpgMoney Where His Mouth Is: The Writer’s Guild of America, West Exec Director David Young sits down today with studios and networks to try to forge more lucrative contracts for writers. This story focuses on Young’s tough-guy stance — and the fact that it didn’t get the WGA very far when it tried to organize reality-TV workers, and succeeded only in getting America’s Next Top Model writers fired.

hpposter.jpgBox-Office Magic: Those Harry Potter movies are as unstoppable as quidditch ball. The LAT says that’s because Warner Bros. has taken pains to maintain a kind of cohesive aesthetic to all the films. We say the film grossed $140 million in five days because the billboard casts a creepishly adoring light on Emma Watson’s sweater.

applesrad.jpgSelling Out … Again: This story about how new bands try to break into the market by “selling out” before they’ve even established a name for themselves is interesting. So interesting, in fact, the NYT wrote a similar piece six years ago.