For whatever reason, Nikki Finke has recently been posting news of major Deadline.com hires on holidays. As we previously reported, it was on Thanksgiving Day that she announced the recruitment to her PMC flagship of a pair of HollywoodWiretap.com veterans.
And via a subsequent Christmas Day blurb, Finke tipped that Brian Brooks (pictured), the longtime New York-based managing editor of Indiewire, will be joining Deadline.com as LA-based film editor later this month. Just in time to cover the very familiar Sundance Film Festival beat alongside new colleague Michael Fleming.
The vacancy left open by Brooks is one of the best film beat journalism gigs in the U.S. Indiewire editor-in-chief Dana Harris confirms to FishbowlLA that the position will remain based in New York City, but that the title has changed. They are now looking for a news editor.