There’s nothing like a pre-holiday Friday afternoon news dump. While just about everyone is off drinking on a patio somewhere, we imagine, toasting to Katie Holmes’s freedom and Adele’s spawn, Adweek confirms WWD’s report that Prometheus Media CEO Richard Beckman is stepping down.
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Prometheus Media, which owns The Hollywood Reporter and Adweek, is launching an entertainment division that will take CEO Richard Beckman out of the country “for a considerable about of time,” reports WWD.
Amazon has brokered a deal with NBCUniversal’s Universal Pictures for their streaming service, which will come free with Amazon Prime membership, according Read More
Monday was extremely busy–but don’t worry, everyone was safe; Commissioner Kelly presided at one of the central tables in the Grill! Across the room, Governor Paterson was eating fruit salad with Bill White.
Peter Brandt was also here, looking very sharp in a gray pinstriped double-breasted suit–no wonder he’s back with his gorgeous wife! The Read More
“If you want to make an omelet you have to break some eggs,” e5 Global Media CEO Richard Beckman told The New York Times Tim Arango. Mr. Beckman was explaining his decision to tap Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Wolff to run his company’s Adweek Media Group.
Mr. Wolff, who is known for Read More
Isn’t there somebody else at The Wrap who can write columns about how The Hollywood Reporter is going down the tube besides editor in chief Sharon Waxman? Perhaps not.
Last week Ms. Waxman wrote a column about how Janice Min’s sensibility was turning away Hollywood Reporter readers (Ms. Min allowed the word “bitch” to Read More
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Richard Beckman hasn’t been shy about trying to hire big names for E5 Global Media. He tapped Janice Min to run The Hollywood Reporter (that’s gone well, in sort of an awesome low-brow way). He was trying to get Richard Johnson from the New York Post earlier this summer, but Mr. Johnson couldn’t Read More
Richard Johnson cannot be bought! Well, he wants to be bought but he’s not allowed.
Gawker reported on Friday evening that Richard Beckman, who recently picked up Janice Min for The Hollywood Reporter, tried to snag Mr. Johnson from Page Six by doubling his salary and offering him a signing bonus. Read More
Richard Beckman has made his first big hire at e5 Global Media. Janice Min, the former editor of Us Weekly, is headed to The Hollywood Reporter as their editorial director.
Ms. Min recently moved out west, and wrote a piece in the Post about her anxieties over a $2 million–a–year Read More
At this point, leaving Condé Nast seemed inevitable for Richard Beckman.
On Tuesday morning, the hard-charging, relentlessly self-promotional and ultimately very successful Condé Nast executive handed in his letter of resignation after 24 years at the company. As the New York Post reported Tuesday, the “Mad Dog” will become the CEO of e5 Global Media, Read More
For the last couple of years, GQ publisher Richard Beckman has resisted the urge to slag, at least publicly, his beleaguered men’s magazine rival, Esquire. But ever since Esquire publisher Valerie Salembier insulted the manhood of his readers-by suggesting that a higher percentage of GQ subscribers live at home with their folks than do Esquire Read More