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Variety Loses TV Editor Schneider, Adds Film Editor Dickey

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 5, 2011 at 11:46AM

While Variety TV editor MIchael Schneider was able to resist the approaches of The Hollywood Reporter, he could not say no to TV Guide, which he collected in his room when he was a kid. He's going there as their new LA Bureau Chief.
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Thompson on Hollywood
Thompson on Hollywood

While Variety TV editor MIchael Schneider was able to resist the approaches of The Hollywood Reporter, he could not say no to TV Guide, which he collected in his room when he was a kid. He's going there as their new LA Bureau Chief.

Thus Variety loses another valuable player. Luckily, deputy editor Cynthia Littleton, who is running the daily with Brian Cochrane under editor Tim Gray, knows TV and will carry on. And ace TV columnist/critic Brian Lowry is still on board. But Schneider is a huge loss.

The paper just bolstered their film department (which lost Michael Fleming, Tatiana Siegel and Pamela McClintock in the past year) with The Wrap's Josh Dickey, who started this week. Now they'll have to do something about TV as well.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.