Variety Teams With Twitter To Launch Trending TV Charts

Variety and Twitter have partnered on what Variety calls “a unique, first-of-its-kind chart” that ranks the most tweeted about TV shows across network television and streaming. The three Variety Trending TV charts, powered by Twitter, will detail the top 10 programs that are organically bubbling up on the social platform, analyze the day-to-day movement of the top three shows and provide a heat map of which shows are resonating across the country.

Variety Promotes TV Editors Diane Garrett And Michael Schneider

Producer Alex Castro Joins Variety As VP Of Video

Variety Promotes Matt Donnelly, Elaine Low, Jazz Tangcay To Senior Roles

Mónica Marie Zorrilla Joins Variety As A TV Reporter

Michelle Sobrino-Stearns Promoted To Variety President/Group Publisher

Variety Reorganizes Editorial Operations, Promotes Veteran Editors

Variety Editor Claudia Eller Placed On Leave Of Absence

Variety Hires Kate Aurthur As Editor-At-Large

Elaine Low Joins Variety As Senior TV Writer

Variety’s Cynthia Littleton Named Business Editor

Daniel Holloway Named Variety Executive Editor, TV

Former Variety Publisher Syd Silverman Dies

Syd Silverman, the former publisher and owner of Variety, died of a sudden illness in Boca Raton, Fla., on Sunday. He was 85. Silverman inherited the role of publisher in 1950 and held that title until 1987, when he sold the paper. During his years at Variety, he made sure the coverage reflected the many changes in the entertainment industry, including the revolutions in cable and pay-TV, independent film pre-sales, financial interest and syndication rules for TV programs, satellite TV, home video and digital media.

Variety Hires Stewart Clarke to Boost Intl. Coverage

Schneider Joins Indiewire, Variety Editorial Team

Moonves To Keynote Dealmakers Breakfast

CBS Corp. President-CEO Leslie Moonves will serve as the keynote speaker at Variety‘s Dealmakers breakfast on Dec. 2 in Beverly Hills.

Elizabeth Wagmeister Joins Variety As TV Reporter

Geoff Berkshire New Variety Associate Editor

Variety Names Debra Birnbaum TV Exec. Editor

Jenelle Riley Joins Variety As Associate Editor

Reed Elsevier Sues Jay Penske’s Variety For $1.3M

Variety Owner Jay Penske Sued

Variety Dropping Daily Editon, Names Editors

Variety’s new owner has named three new editors in chief and announced the end of the paper’s daily edition, which will be replaced by a once-a-week Tuesday issue. Claudia Eller, Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein will oversee coverage of film, television and digital content, respectively. Tim Gray, who has been with Variety for 31 years, most recently as editor-in-chief, will stay on to oversee expanded international coverage and other special projects, the paper reported.


Variety Editorial Firings To Come In March


Zucker Looks To H’wood Trades For Reporter

New CNN boss Jeff Zucker has been looking to raid certain print publications to beef up the network’s talent roster. A source says he’s “reached out to some top reporters in Hollywood to help CNN break more news in that area.”

Variety Lays Off Staff, Plans To Reduce Frequency

Deadline Owner Penske Media Buys Variety

Variety, the century-old entertainment trade newspaper once considered the bible of the movie industry, has been sold to online publisher Jay Penske and private equity firm Third Point LLC, the companies said today. Penske Media Corp and Third Point paid about $25 million to buy the money-losing, 107-year-old newspaper from medical and technical publisher Reed Elsevier.

Penske Takes Inside Track In Variety Auction

Reed Elsevier, looking to unload the 107-year-old title, its last remaining North American trade magazine, has been forced to cut Variety‘s asking price by more than 25% and offer “seller financing” to close the deal. The publishing giant hopes the moves entice one of the two remaining serious suitors, Jay Penske’s Penske Media Corp. or Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital, to cross the finish line.

Marc Lasry Leads Bidders For Variety

New York billionaire Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital has emerged as the front-runner to take control of Hollywood trade Variety. Variety’s parent company, Reed Elsevier, has accepted the hedge fund’s bid for between $30 million and $40 million, a source close to the talks says. Barring a last-minute challenge, a deal could be announced as early as this week, the source adds.

Finkelstein And Burkle Battle For Variety

Jimmy Finkelstein — co-owner of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Adweek — is one of two final bidders for cash-strapped Variety, while billionaire Ron Burkle is the other suitor still in the running, a source close to the situation says.

Variety Acquires Research Company TVtracker

Variety To Offer News Blog Outside Paywall

Variety’s Schneider Leaving For TV Guide

Who Left ‘Variety’ – And Where They Went