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Posts Tagged ‘Pat Saperstein’

Variety Loses Paywall for Cannes Coverage

The folks at Variety are no dummies. They have decided to park their extensive, short shelf-life coverage of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival beyond the website’s paywall, making it freely available to one and all.

So, much like Owen Wilson‘s 1920s time traveling character in Woody Allen‘s opening night gala Midnight in Paris, it’s December 2009 all over again at Variety.com, the point at which the barrier was erected. The trade’s contingent at the festival includes long-time editor Pat Saperstein, reviewers Justin Chang and Peter Debruge, Variety.com news editor Stuart Oldham, and veteran reporter David McNary.

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Richard Rushfield’s Book Party

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Richard Rushfield‘s book party was in a swanky English pub downtown. The kind of place where the shepherd’s pie is served with a baby green salad in a tangy vinaigrette.

Anyway, the place was packed for the release party of Rushfield’s college memoir “Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost.” And yes, in keeping with the theme of the book, we had trouble finding the place.

Pictured above is Gawker editor and author Richard Rushfield and Love Junkie author Rachel Resnick.

More photos after the break…

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FBLA 20 Questions: Pat Saperstein

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Pat Saperstein, as befits a food blogger (Eating LA won the LA Press Club award for best individual food blog) is by turns spicy, salty, sharp, sour and sweet. She’s also a senior editor at Variety as well as a working mom, so we’re doubly grateful for her answers to our trivial yet insightful questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? LA Times, New York Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? the Los Feliz Ledger.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites–besides FBLA? LAObserved, Chowhound, BoingBoing.

4. Where do you get your car washed? My daughter washes it in the driveway to make money for her Forever 21 fund.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name? Dr. Brown … umm…Jonathan , but I had to Google it.

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LA Press Club Awards: Web World Winners

fedpre.jpgThe LA Press Club gave out their 49th Annual Awards on Saturday night, at a gala dedicated to the late Cathy Seipp.

Winners abound, for a full list, check here. For a list of the Online winners, check here:

Pat Saperstein won Best Individual Weblog for Eating L.A.

Michael Collins, of EnviroReporter.com, won in the best Online News Story, Feature, Series or Package category for Real Hot Property

Bennet Kelley, at the Huffington Post, won the online column, commentary and criticim category.

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