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Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Guider’

Hollywood Reporter Parent Company ‘e5 Global Media’ Rebrands

Only 10 months ago, the business consortium e5 Global Media came together to purchase the popular b2b mags The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and Mediaweek from Nielsen. They promptly made huge changes, particularly at THR, where they replaced Elizabeth Guider with Janice Min as editorial director and have made plans to turn the mag high-class glossy. Now, Paidcontent is reporting, e5 is rebranding themselves “Prometheus Global Media”– a name which will carry “more weight and gravitas in the marketplace” according to CEO Richard Beckman. The name change will officially go down tomorrow.

We like what we’ve seen from this group so far. We here at FBLA love hiring sprees, which is what’s been happening at THR since e5 took over. So here’s hoping the whole Prometheus thing works out for them. Not so sure we’d want to be named after a mythical Greek figure who gets his liver eaten every day by a big vulture. But, to each his own.

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Elizabeth Guider Leaves Editor Post At The Hollywood Reporter

Although the writing has been on the wall for months, Elizabeth Guider made it official today as she stepped down as editor from The Hollywood Reporter

Guider’s fate was sealed back in January with THR‘s takeover by e5 Global Media CEO Richard Beckman and subsequent appointment of former Us Weekly editor Janice Min as new editorial director.  The magazine is heading in a new direction and will depart from the five-times-a-week publication to print one weekly magazine.

According to THR‘s announcement, Guider stepped down for “personal family issues” and cited a “desire to finish a book.”  Guider joined The Hollywood Reporter in 2007 following a stop as executive editor of Variety. 

During Guider’s tenure, THR launched a daily New York edition with morning distribution to New York subscribers as well as communities in major East Coast cities.  THR‘s Premier Edition is available on Manhattan newsstands each weekday morning.  Guider will continue to contribute to the magazine on a freelance basis.

The Variety Show Continues at THR

As one former Variety staffer joins the morphing Hollywood Reporter, so leaves another: it was announced today by THR that editor Elizabeth Guider is departing the trade publication for personal reasons. Hopefully, on her way out the revolving door, Guider will have the chance to say hi-bye to new incoming chief film critic Todd McCarthy.

Via brief, boiler plate item on its website this morning, THR indicates that Guider “will continue to contribute” in a way that is more commensurate with her book writing efforts and trips to visit out-of-state relatives. Whether that means angry letters to the (new) editor about her severance package or something else at this point remains unclear.

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Page 6 Isn’t Exactly Right — But Then What Else Is New?

guider.jpgPage 6 was piling on the Hollywood Reporter today because the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post thought it could get away with it. The Post tried to say the Reporter is so dead broke the paper isn’t even sending anyone to the Sundance Film Festival next month.

But HP Editor Elizabeth Guider said the Post couldn’t be further from the truth. What a surprise!

“As The Hollywood Reporter does every year, we are sending two of our full-time film reporters to cover the news at Sundance as well as our chief film reviewer Kirk Honeycutt and three of our regular, longtime film critic outside contributors. In addition THR will field a small, 3-to-5-person video and digital team as we are increasingly interested in boosting our online offerings at important events like key film festivals.

Like most publishers these days we are having to be leaner and meaner, but also hopefully smarter in our coverage. That said, we have every intention of covering key industry gatherings of importance to our readership, and Sundance is certainly one of them.

And yes you can quote me.”

The Reporter doesn’t deserve to deal with that kind of nonsense.

Just Like Everywhere Else, Layoffs Plague Hollywood*

HPorter.jpgWhile Paramount and Universal have both caught the dreaded layoff bug, the most personalized trauma for FBLA might be the Hollywood Reporter‘s of departures of long-serving managing editor Harley Lond, lead TV critic Barry Garron, Hy Hollinger, a veteran editor in the international department and New York-based features editor Randee Dawn Cohen.

The film department bore the brunt of the layoffs among reporters. Film and tech writer Carolyn Giardina and film reporter Leslie Simmons were among those let go, along with New York-based film reporter Gregg Goldstein and television reporter Kimberly Nordyke.

HP Editor Elizabeth Guider, still in her first year, has been agonizing over the layoffs.

 

* Correction: Kimberly Nordyke was not laid off as the post above indicates, and is, as of August 9, 2012, still very much employed by The Hollywood Reporter.

BondSt Wants To Become DJ Home To Writers At-Large

bondst.jpgSally Horchow, the lifestyle writer for the New York Times and Town & Country, took on a new exploratory lifestyle as a DJ at the oh so swinging Beverly Hills restaurant and club (?), BondSt.

Publicist Henry Eshelman reports:

“Ok, so far so good. Sally Horchow’s ‘Guests on the Decks’ night at BondSt Lounge was remarkable, in both her motivational musical selections and frankly, her rapid mastery of the DJ software under battle conditions. The bar was still quite busy at 11 p.m. and Sally had to be coaxed away from the turntables.

So we’re going to make it official: most Tuesdays starting Dec. 2, we’re back at BondSt. with personalities of note. The next personality is Darren Gold.

Darren’s been a filmmaker; a fashion designer, a technologist, and now he’s co-founded Alpha, a “go-to” store for men on Melrose. I guess that makes him a 21st Century haberdasher.”

We’re still waiting for a smackdown in DJ booth between Variety’s Peter Bart and Hollywood Reporter’s Elizabeth Guider.

THR Loses Another Staffer to Variety: Tatiana Siegel

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The Hollywood Reporter recently recruited Elizabeth Guider from Daily Variety to be the trade paper’s new editor-in-chief, but this week Variety struck back and snagged yet another of THR‘s staffers. This time, it’s film reporter Tatiana Siegel who is making the move down Wilshire Boulevard to join Var’s team.

On staff, she joins her former THR colleagues Cynthia Littleton and Anne Thompson who left earlier this year to take senior posts at Variety. She’ll likely work closely with vet film writer Thompson as well as Dana Harris , another former THR staffer who left for Variety years ago, who is editor of Variety.com and has a larger role in film coverage working under paper topper Peter Bart.

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Hollywood Reporter Snags Guider From Variety: This Means War

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Variety Executive Editor Elizabeth Guider has been named Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. Staff members at THR were informed of the appointment just after 11 a.m. Monday morning, sources confirmed.

Guider replaces Cynthia Littleton in the post, who departed THR in March along with deputy film editor/Risky Business blogger Anne Thompson who both went down Wilshire Boulevard to take editor positions at Variety (Littleton is deputy editor for news development and Thompson is deputy editor of Variety.com). Getting Guider is somewhat of a coup for THR considering that the trade paper has been losing staff left and right as of late, not to mention that many of Variety’s hires over the past few years have been former THR staffers. A journalist who has worked for both trades told FBLA:

This certainly means war. The rivalry between the trades should be revitalized, after the Reporter seemed down for the count. And that’s great news for the industry which always champions having two trades they can play against each other,

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Breaking: Elizabeth Guider to Head Hollywood Reporter

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Chris Gardner (watch this space for more from him) sends us this breaking news:

The Hollywood Reporter just announced to their staff minutes ago that the new editor in chief of the paper will be Elizabeth Guider from Variety.