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Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Hipes’

Will Monday Night’s Deadline/Soho House Bash Include a Big Announcement?*

A cryptic Deadline advisory posted Saturday morning by Nikki Finke has some Hollywood trade watchers speculating that the PMC-Variety deal is done. The 11:34 a.m. PDT September 29 message reads:

The Deadline Team won’t provide 24/7 news coverage for at least the next week. One of the reasons is DH business affecting the entire staff in LA, NY and Europe. As a result, we’ll probably miss some breaking stories and delay monitoring some comments, emails and phone calls. Please cut us some slack for the duration.


Which begs the question – will Jay Penske be making a “big” announcement at Soho House in West Hollywood tomorrow night? That’s when the “PMC” in Penske Media Corp. will briefly overlap with “private members’ club,” as Deadline hosts a “Kick Off the Awards Season” party there from 6 to 9 p.m. A who’s who of studio execs, film publicists and awards season PR consultants will hobnob with not just Penske but many other PMC/Deadline folks: film editor Mike Fleming, tv editor Nellie Andreeva, awards columnist Pete Hammond, marketing consultant Madelyn Hammond, executive editor David Lieberman, reporter Dominic Patten, PMC senior vp Nic Paul, PMC senior sales director Cathy Goepfert, Awards/Line managing editor Anthony D’Alessandro and Awards/Line editor Christy Grosz.*

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Nikki Finke Taps HollywoodWiretap.com for Two New Hires

The afternoon of Thanksgiving seems like a strange time to tease news of “two important staff additions.” But that was the case this past Thursday at Deadline.com, where both new employees are already on board.

Kinsey Lowe, the new nighttime managing editor, and Nancy Tartaglione-Moore, international editor, come straight from HollywoodWiretap.com, a website that once aimed to become the Drudge Report of entertainment news. Currently owned by Hollywood.com, this aggregator has several Deadline.com-derived items in its stream of “Exclusives.”

Lowe joins Deadline.com daytime managing editor Patrick Hipes, formerly at the Hollywood Reporter, while Tartaglione takes over for Deadline London editor Tim Adler. Finke says Adler will continue to contribute to the site as a freelancer.

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Nikki Finke Has a New Managing Editor

Even though Patrick Hipes is still listed as assistant managing editor of the Hollywood Reporter on the publication’s latest, updated masthead (March 9th), that’s not quite right.

He is in fact – as of March 1st – the new managing editor of Nikki Finke‘s five-year-old Deadline.com, following Michael Speier‘s brief stint in that position last year. Hipes was only just promoted at THR last October, but perhaps sees the writing on the revamped trade’s wall. He had been with the company since 2004, first as a copy editor and then as copy chief.

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