Via Twitter and internal memo this morning (PT), Janice Min has shared some more, major first-work-week-of-January news. Hugo Lindgren, formerly with the New York Times Magazine, is headed west at the end of the month to oversee The Hollywood Reporter:
In case you missed the meeting this morning, I wanted to introduce you to our newest addition here, Hugo Lindgren. I am thrilled to tell you that Hugo is joining The Hollywood Reporter as acting editor while a team including executive editor Matthew Belloni, creative director Shanti Marlar and photo and video director Jennifer Laski get going working on Billboard with me. Hugo will be serving in my stead day-to-day (with me always available and in the loop… perhaps just not ticking off every caption) for the next three months.
Hugo will be relocating to LA from the polar vortex of New York City for three months beginning January 27. Hugo has spent a career editing and producing some of the most impressive weekly publications in the world. He most recently was the editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine for three years; prior to that he was the deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and the editorial director of New York magazine under Adam Moss.
Though the words “New York” appear frequently in the titles of the publications where he has served, don’t worry. He knows his way around Hollywood. In his own words, “My claim to fame in Hollywood is that my name was once mentioned in an episode of Friends. My favorite movie changes all the time. Right now, I’d probably have to say Frozen. Like everybody, I binge-watch television, most recently the excellent French crime show Spiral.” In terms of a quick bio, he grew up in New York City, graduated from Duke University and is married to the writer Sarah Bernard. They have 7-year-old twin daughters.
He will be here sitting in John Amato’s office today and Monday to observe our close, while getting to know us and how we do things. No doubt he will be able to throw in some great ideas of his own along the way during his time with us. I feel very lucky to have him on board, and am certain you will feel the same as well.
Please make Hugo feel welcome and say hello!
This is another masthead coup for Min and suggests perhaps that the industry and culture purview of The Hollywood Reporter print side will be venturing even further into Vanity Fair-style territory. We look forward to seeing what sorts of angles and features Lindgren brings to both the magazine and website.
[Photo courtesy: @hugolindgren]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Janice Min Takes Over Billboard