Moving from editor-in-chief, television to managing editor, television is not exactly a promotion. So, reading between the lines of today’s Variety announcement, we’re assuming this shift was something Cynthia Littleton was willing to accept in exchange for relocating (earlier this year) from LA to New York.
The PMC publication is still very much a west coast-driven concern. The move means Variety now has two rather than three EICs – Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein.(pictured). A couple of other portions of today’s announcement caught our eye.
1) The PMC PR folks might have been a tad too effusive when they dropped this sentence in:
Variety continues to be the leading provider of entertainment news around the world.
2) And towards the end of a quote from publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, there is this:
“Their [Littleton, Eller, Wallenstein] superior journalism has led to the company’s financial success…”
Is Sobrino-Stearns saying that Variety is currently still or back in the black? If so, that’s news to us.
[Image via: variety.com]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Variety Gets Three New Editors-in-Chief