DAILY VARIETY -- SLEEK SHEET SHOCKS SHOWBIZ
DAILY VARIETY -- SLEEK SHEET SHOCKS SHOWBIZ LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily Variety, the leading
daily entertainment trade paper, is on the street today with a new design that is easier to read and more appealing. Behind the scenes in its Los Angeles headquarters, the daily is also up and running with a state-of-the-art electronic newsroom system.
The announcement of the redesign of the paper, which has been a daily must-read for everyone in Hollywood since its founding in 1933, was made by Neil Perlman, senior vice president/group publisher for the Entertainment Group of Cahners Publishing Company, and Peter Bart, editorial director of Variety Inc. Daily Variety's new look includes a larger logotype, an update of one used in the '30s, printed in a deeper, brighter green. Editorial material is divided into sections: news; finance, including profiles, financial briefs, and stock quotations; reviews; and short takes. The left column of the front page is an "Inside" box highlighting major stories within the paper, and there is a more complete table of contents on page 3. Charts have also been redesigned to be more focused and readable. The eye-catching green is used for additional graphic elements, including a new front-page box featuring an important box-office gross, a rating, a quote, or an anecdote. Headline and body typefaces have been modified for cleaner reproduction on a heavy, bright-white stock. Overall, the new design uses more color, graphics, and photographs for greater accessibility by the reader. Executive Editor Stephen West, who joined Daily Variety from the Los Angeles Times Business section in September, and his editorial staff now use the latest in word processing and networking equipment. In response to reader input, the redesign was initiated and overseen by Bart and Daily Variety publisher Michael Silverman. The new graphic look was conceived by premier publication designer J.C. Suares and the Daily Variety editorial staff. What hasn't changed with the redesign, according to Silverman, is the unique style and independence for which Daily Variety has been known, since its founding 58 years ago by Silverman's great grandfather, Sime Silverman. For people in the entertainment business, to make positive front page news in Daily Variety not only validates an achievement, but is considered an achievement in itself. Daily Variety's writers and editors are still known for their clear- eyed objectivity and unique style. Reporting on the full gamut of companies, stars, executives and mavericks that make up "the biz," they have been at the forefront of making the general public aware of the business side of showbiz -- everything from box-office grosses to corporate takeovers to elaborate deal making. The paper has taken on the government, organized crime, and powerful influence groups in headlines such as "Commie Carnival Closes," after the first round of Congressional investigations into communist influence in Hollywood in the 1940s. Its editorial leadership makes Daily Variety a unique voice that reports the news of the entertainment business directly to all members of the influential entertainment community. Advertisers use Daily Variety's pages as their preferred vehicle for communicating directly with the entertainment industry to sell a product or service, announce a deal, congratulate an award nominee or present a point of view. Daily Variety is a publication of the Cahners Publishing Company, a division of Reed Publishing U.S.A. HEADLINE HISTORY -- DAILY VARIETY STYLE Aug. 30, 1935 -- "Chillers Now Due for Icing," World Censors Warn Studios on Horror Pix Dec. 28, 1935 -- "Nix Pix Trix in Legit," Authors' League Smax Film Angels in Plays (Authors try to stop Hollywood moguls from becoming major investors in Broadway plays so they own the rights.) Jan. 14, 1941 -- "War Secretary Lauds Pic Biz" June 12, 1942 -- "Ban All Film Credit Titles," 10,000,000 Feet Film Saved March 5, 1945 -- "B'way Justa Main Street," Sat. Nite Biz Drops in 12 o'clock Berg (Wartime curfew affects Broadway.) March 12, 1947 -- "Reagan is SAG Prez" (Ronald Reagan is elected president of the Screen Actors Build.) Sept. 22, 1947 -- "House Calls 41 Filmites," H'Wood Red Hearing Set For Oct. 20 Oct. 31, 1947 -- "Commie Carnival Closes" Dec. 1, 1947 -- "Lubitsch Drops Dead" Oct. 15, 1948 -- "Titles Titillate Towns," Geographical Salutes Are Boon to B.O. (B.O. means box-office grosses.) Oct. 27, 1954 -- "Col Sells Old Oaters to TV" (Columbia Pictures sells television broadcast rights to its old cowboy movies.) June 17, 1955 -- "Production Chiefs Counter Charges That Pix Incite Juve Delinquency" March 11, 1960 -- "Battered B'casting's Bad Breaks" (Television is battered by quiz show and payola scandals.) Nov. 25, 1963 -- "All Showbiz Mourns Kennedy," Studios Clubs Film Theatres Closed Today March 8, 1968 -- " Slow' Approach to Runaway'" (On film production going outside of Southern California.) June 23, 1981 -- "Super B.O. for Superman II'" Jan. 30, 1984 -- "Golden Globes Come to Terms'" (Terms of Endearment) Sept. 17, 1986 -- " Duck' Cooks Price's Goose" (The failure of "Howard the Duck" leads to Frank Price's dismissal as Universal studio head.) June 9, 1986 -- "Ted Turner Now a Librarian" (Ted Turner buys the MGM film library) July 7, 1988 -- "British Bulldog Eats Up MTM Kitten" Aug. 4, 1988 -- "Producers to WGA: Write On!" Sept. 16, 1988 -- " E.T.' Phones Homevid Record" Dec. 6, 1988 -- "Par's Naked' Bares Big Assets" (Referring to the box-office success of Paramount's "Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!") May 3, 1989 -- "B.O. Has Post-Easter Egg on Its Face" April 12, 1990 -- " Turtles' Snaps Up Green at B.O." Aug. 3, 1990 -- " Peaks' Makes Damn Fine Showing" Sept. 17, 1990 -- "Emmys Adhere to Murphy,' Law'" May 13, 1991 -- "Leaks Sneak Fall Primetime Peeks -0- 11/4/91 /CONTACT: Carol Ames of Ames Communications, 310-827-5403/ CO: Daily Variety ST: California IN: PUB SU: AL-SE -- LA001 -- 0586 11/04/91 09:06 EST
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