Variety (magazine)

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Sime Silverman

It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville.
He was the founder of the weekly newspaper Variety in New York City in 1905, which gave theatre and vaudeville reviews and the Hollywood-based Daily Variety magazine in 1933, focusing on the emerging motion picture film industry

Syd Silverman

Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was then Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956.
Syd Silverman (January 23, 1932 – August 27, 2017) was the owner and publisher of Variety magazine.

Abel Green

Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931; he remained as publisher until his death in 1933 soon after launching Daily Variety.
Abel Green (June 3, 1900 – May 10, 1973) was an American journalist best known as the editor of Variety for forty years.

Army Archerd

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In 1953 Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood.
Armand Andre "Army" Archerd (January 13, 1922 – September 8, 2009) was an American columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his "Just for Variety" column in September 2005.

Peter Bart

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For 20 years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart, originally only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman (Syd's son) running the Daily in Hollywood.
He is perhaps best known for his lengthy tenure (1989–2009) as the editor in chief of Variety, an entertainment-trade magazine.

Penske Media Corporation

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Variety is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation.
It publishes more than 20 digital and print brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone, WWD, Deadline Hollywood, BGR, and others.

New York Clipper

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In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
In 1924, The Clipper was absorbed into the entertainment journal Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter

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After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor.
After Block left, former Variety film editor, Anita Busch, became editor between 1999 and 2001.

For Your Consideration (advertising)

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During this "Awards Season", large numbers of colorful, full-page "For Your Consideration" advertisements inflate the size of Variety to double or triple its usual page count.
For Your Consideration is a heading frequently used in advertisements in entertainment trade publications such as Variety, Backstage, and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as outdoor advertising, direct mailers, and events in Los Angeles.

Jay Penske

In March 2013 Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; Claudia Eller as Editor, Film; Cynthia Littleton as Editor, TV, and Andrew Wallenstein as Editor, Digital.
After the success of, PMC invested more deeply into the business of entertainment, and acquired the struggling "bible" of the entertainment industry, and Variety from RELX Group.

Sticks Nix Hick Pix

The most famous was "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" (the movie-prop version renders it as "Stix nix hix pix!"
STICKS NIX HICK PIX was a headline printed in Variety, a newspaper covering Hollywood and the entertainment industry, on July 17, 1935, over an article about the reaction of rural audiences to movies about rural life.

Academy Awards

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A significant portion of the publication's advertising revenue comes during the film-award season leading up to the Academy Awards.
Following the show, Variety reported that ABC was, in negotiating an extension to its contract to broadcast the Oscars, seeking to have more creative control over the broadcast itself.


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For much of its existence, Variety writers and columnists have used a jargon called slanguage or varietyese (a form of headlinese) that refers especially to the movie industry, and has largely been adopted and imitated by other writers in the industry.
Some periodicals have their own distinctive headline styles, such as Variety and its entertainment-jargon headlines, most famously "Sticks Nix Hick Pix".

Wall Street Lays An Egg

One of its popular headlines was during the Wall Street Crash of 1929: "Wall St. Lays An Egg".
Wall Street Lays An Egg describes a headline printed in Variety, a newspaper covering Hollywood and the entertainment industry, on October 30, 1929, over an article describing Black Tuesday, the height of the panic known as the Wall Street Crash of 1929 (the actual headline text was WALL ST. LAYS AN EGG).


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managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million.
In July 2009, Reed Elsevier announced its intention to sell most of its North American trade publications, including Publishers Weekly, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News, although it planned to retain Variety.

New York Dramatic Mirror

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In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.

Deadline Hollywood

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PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety s largest competitor in online showbiz news.
In November 2013, Finke left Deadline after a year-long disagreement between herself and Penske, who had bought Variety, a competing trade magazine and website.

Hy Hollinger

He covered the entertainment industry for both Variety (1953–1960, 1979–1992) and The Hollywood Reporter (1992–2008) during a career which spanned seven decades.

Todd McCarthy

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He wrote for Variety for 31 years as its chief film critic until 2010.

Variety Film Reviews

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These are contained in the 24 volume Variety Film Reviews (1907–1996).
Variety Film Reviews is the 24-volume hardcover reprint of feature film reviews by the weekly entertainment tabloid-size magazine Variety from 1907 to 1996.

Knickerbocker Theatre (Broadway)

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Variety first offices were in the Knickerbocker Theatre located at 1396 Broadway on 38th and Broadway in New York.
In 1905, Variety opened its first office at the theatre.

Variety Obituaries

The complete text of approximately 100,000 entertainment-related obituaries (1905–1986) were reprinted as Variety Obituaries, an 11-volume set, including alphabetical index.
Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

In July 2015, Variety was awarded a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award by the Television Academy in the Best Entertainment Program category for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, a series of one-hour specials that take viewers inside Hollywood films and television programs through conversations with acclaimed actors.

Derek Elley

In 1992 Variety published the Variety Movie Guide containing a collection of 5,000 abridged reviews edited by Derek Elley.
Derek Elley (born c. 1955) is an American film and music critic and author, best known as the resident film critic for Variety until his departure in March 2010.

Claude Binyon

As a Chicago-based journalist for the Examiner newspaper, he became city editor of the show business trade magazine Variety in the late 1920s.