How to Land a Byline in Variety

If you’re looking to get published in Variety, you better make your pitches good. Editors at the pub’s daily and weekly versions typically generate story ideas themselves and assign them to writers they trust, but they are willing to work with newbies — as long as the hook is compelling.

“We recently did profiles of major entertainment industry deal makers, and some of the individuals pitched came from outside writers,” said deputy editor Peter Caranicas. “We look for stories that demonstrate intimate knowledge of the entertainment business and access to high-level sources.”

Get editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Variety.

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