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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Walker’

Janice Min: ‘The Only Thing We Kept Was the Name’

It’s hard to argue with the selection of Janice Min for this week’s LA Weekly issue celebrating “the most interesting people” in Los Angeles. The name-brand editorial director has completely re-invigorated a moribund Hollywood trade, showed Jay Penske the way with her weekly glossy print edition and essentially steered clear of Nikki Finke‘s core beat.

So much so that a New York Post story today about the contract renewal status of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter mentions Min as a logical successor. Here’s a taste from Gendy Alimurung‘s LA Weekly profile of the “tiny, friendly” 43-year-old:

The new Hollywood Reporter launched in November 2010, a scant four months after Min took charge. The compressed schedule forced her to think clearly, she believes. Sometimes too much time muddles your thinking. The proof is in the numbers: Online traffic is up 800 percent. More importantly, revenue is up 50 percent.

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Grilled Cheese Invitational Finally Books the Perfect Musical Act: Richard Cheese

For years, lounge lizard extraordinaire Richard Cheese could never say yes to LA’s Grilled Cheese Invitational because of a same-time conflict in Las Vegas. But thanks to event founder Tim Walker‘s decision to move up this year’s edition by a week, these “two evil forces of cheese” will finally come together.

The 11th GCI will take place April 20 at downtown’s Los Angeles Center Studios (1201 West Fifth Street). Walker tells FishbowlLA this year’s interested media parties include CBS Sunday Morning, Yahoo as well as the usual blogger and local TV news suspects.

There’s even more exciting grilled cheese news from Walker’s end, courtesy of his day job as national expansion director for LA’s hugely popular Grilled Cheese Truck. To the three area vehicles and two others rolled out this year in Phoenix, more will soon be added.

“We’re looking to expand wherever there’s a city and people who like cheese,” Walker jokes. “Texas, Colorado are probably going to be next.”

“The Grilled Cheese Truck has managed to cultivate this whole world of weirdness, community and fun,” he continues. “I was doing various kinds of event planning, things like for example a Grammy after-party, and am thrilled to now also be helping spread the glory of grilled cheese further afield.”

Tickets for the 11th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Richard Cheese and his Lounge Against the Machine will perform from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and if you’re interested in being a competitor, the entry fee ranges from $25 (amateurs) to $50 (pros). Either way, how can you not love an event featuring the competition categories Honey Pot, Kama Sutra, Love, American Style and Missionary Position.