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THR Snags a Couple of Variety Film Reviewers

No, we’re not talking about Justin Chang and Peter Debruge. That would be huge and… somewhat nonsensical.

Still, for Hollywood trade watchers, the defection from Variety to The Hollywood Reporter of international freelance reviewers Jonathan Holland (based in Madrid) and Boyd van Hoiej (Paris, Luxembourg) would seem to suggest that there’s concern on their part about the future of their beat. A rep for THR tells us that van Hoiej is already at Cannes, and that both will immediately start contributing to the efforts crowned of course by another Variety alum, Todd McCarthy.

Holland, who focuses mainly on Spanish and Latin American films, has also written for The Guardian and Conde Nast’s Traveller. He separately penned the 1994 novel The Escape Artist.

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THR Adds London-Based International Business Editor

Here is about as plum an assignment as imaginable within the quadrangle of Hollywood trades. Beginning April 10, current Hollywood Reporter New York bureau chief and business editor Georg Szalai (pictured) will re-up in London as international business editor.

He will join senior staff member Stuart Kemp there, and be in close contact with other THR international contributors such as Scott Roxborough (Cologne) and Deborah Young (Rome). From today’s announcement:

“Georg is a first-rate business reporter whose breadth of knowledge and relationships on Wall Street remain an asset,” says THR editorial director Janice Min. “In his new role, he’ll expand The Reporter‘s reach as the global market becomes increasingly important to Hollywood and the entertainment industry overall.”

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