DAILY VARIETY, the trade paper of Hollywood since the 1930′s, is getting a new editor. Leo Wolinsky, a former editor with the Los Angeles Times, will be taking over in January 2010. Wolinsky will manage the Los Angeles-based print version, as well as the New York publication, DAILY VARIETY GOTHAM.
Daily Variety has been getting competition from new trade magazines. The publisher, Brian Gott, hopes Wolinsky will be able to give the print editions a much needed boost. On the block last year, Gott said that Variety is no longer for sale.
The daily print editions have a circulation of 35,000 and the online version, www.variety.com, which contains some print content, receives 5 million visitors a month.