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Hollywood Reporter Names New Asia Bureau Chief

There has been a changing of the guard with regards to The Hollywood Reporter‘s on-the-ground coverage of China. Replacing the Hong Kong-based Clarence Tsui as Asia Bureau chief is the Beijing-located Clifford Coonan (pictured):

Before moving to China, Coonan was a Reuters correspondent for seven years. He was previously a China correspondent for Variety.

“What I’m trying to do is to share my experiences with those interested in how film and media work in this part of the world,” Coonan said. “I want to clarify this fascinating but often challenging market to overseas audiences. This is a fast growing and wildly vibrant region and helming The Hollywood Reporter‘s Asian coverage is a fantastic opportunity.”

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Hollywood Reporter Readies Russian Print and Web Editions

Following the lead of sister publication Billboard, which spun off a Russian edition in 2007, the Hollywood Reporter is set to launch a glossy Russian-language monthly print publication in March. To be followed in short order by companion website thehollywoodreporter.ru.

The investor group backing The Hollywood Reporter: Russian Edition is the same one that underwrote the aforementioned Billboard Russia and includes Studio Three T, the production facility of writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov (pictured). Mikhalkov competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival with Burn by the Sun 2 and received a special career achievement honor at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival.

The Russian editorial team will be guided from LA by editorial director Janice Min, creative director Shanti Marlar and international news editor Kevin Cassidy. From the press release going out today:

The Hollywood Reporter: Russian Edition represents the return of high quality field-reporting to the Russian entertainment market. We will offer readers a rare behind-the-scenes look into the Russian entertainment industry along with in-depth features and hard-hitting market analysis,” says THR: Russian Edition editor-in-chief Ivan Kudryavtsev.

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