Entertainment Trades: About 17 Layoffs at THR; Variety Closes DC Bureau

This story was written by Rafat Ali.
The bloodbath in media continues, and this time, at the West coast entertainment trades. We have learned that Hollywood Reporter has done a new round of major layoffs, and about 17 people in total were laid off. It includes people in editorial, art and production, and no senior business executives were affected, as far as we know. Also, no changes yet in the print frequency, though I would expect them to be looking hard at the print product as it exists now. The news was first reported by DHD, and no, the layoffs don't constitue half of THR, but less than that.

Also, at Variety, which is in the process of being sold (or not) as part of Reed Business, some more cuts as well, as the publication has closed its DC bureau. Also, as NIkki notes, it has closed its Stylephile blog as well. There are likely more cuts happening or coming....more as we find out.

By Rafat Ali