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Posts Tagged ‘Gregg Goldstein’

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.

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Warner Bros. Axes WIP and Picturehouse

The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit and Gregg Goldstein have the scoop:

After Warner Bros. absorbed New Line as an in-house production label, industryites wondered which Warners specialty unit would be kept, Warner Independent Pictures or Picturehouse. The answer came Thursday: Neither.

In a move that sent ripples of shock around town, Warners said it is was shuttering both divisions, citing cost savings and an elimination of redundancies.

Most of the units’ 70 employees are expected to lose their jobs, including all 43 Picturehouse staffers. WIP president Polly Cohen said that some of her 27 staffers will remain on board to shepherd projects to the studio. The 11-year Warners vet’s contract runs for about two more years, and she will stay within Warners for now, though she’s unclear in what capacity.

Some Picturehouse staffers also might remain.