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Variety Makes Steven Gaydos a VP

Last week, Variety announced the appointment of three new editors-in-chief – Andrew Wallenstein, Cynthia Littleton and Claudia Eller. Today, the trade has made another big move on the “advertorial” side, promoting executive editor Steven Gaydos to the additional role of VP.

The expanded, double title would seem to reflect that Gaydos has the full confidence of new owner Jay Penske, running a features department where most of the money will be. From this afternoon’s announcement:

Gaydos will oversee all editorial for features, events, creative partnerships, custom publishing and other special projects…

Gaydos has been responsible for nearly 200 reports and related events each year, directing the multi-platform production of territorial surveys, film, TV, digital and music reports, business-oriented personality and corporate profiles. In addition, he created and directed the “10 to Watch” program and oversees various initiatives such as brand’s Impact Lists, Hollywood’s New Leaders, Dealmakers and the Billion Dollar series.

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Media Events 08.02.07

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Thursday 08.02.07
WHAT: In Store Appearance
WHO: Original 2005 Jersey Boys recording cast
WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virgin Megastore
WHY: Because they didn’t come any cuter than Frankie Valli.

THURSDAY 08.02.07
WHAT: Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction
WHO: American Cinematheque kicks off its 7th annual festival with a crazy films and a discussion with writer/producer Dennis Bartok, directors Monte Hellman, Sean Cunningham, actors John Saxton, Scott Lowell, Rachel Veltri and many others.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Aero Theatre
WHY: The festival will showcase the L.A. premiere of Trapped Ashes, an episodic collection from Lions Gate. Information here.

MONDAY 08.06.07
WHAT: Hollywood Walk of Fame Event
WHO: Michelle Pfeiffer
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: In a prime spot at Hollywood and Highland
WHY: If you don’t think the lovely Ms. Pfeiffer is reason enough, the guest speaker is Jeff Bridges.