The Hollywood Reporter recently recruited Elizabeth Guider from Daily Variety to be the trade paper’s new editor-in-chief, but this week Variety struck back and snagged yet another of THR‘s staffers. This time, it’s film reporter Tatiana Siegel who is making the move down Wilshire Boulevard to join Var’s team.
On staff, she joins her former THR colleagues Cynthia Littleton and Anne Thompson who left earlier this year to take senior posts at Variety. She’ll likely work closely with vet film writer Thompson as well as Dana Harris , another former THR staffer who left for Variety years ago, who is editor of Variety.com and has a larger role in film coverage working under paper topper Peter Bart.
It’s likely though that Thompson played a key role in luring Siegel down the street. Siegel has been on THR’s film staff for several years after being promoted off the copy desk. She is a studio beat reporter and recently covered the Cannes Film Festival. Sources tell FBLA that Siegel’s last day at THR is Friday. Stay tuned to check on further developments in the ongoing saga between the town’s two top entertainment trades. CHRIS GARDNER