Bart nods toward a successor

GrayTimothy M. Gray is the new Editor of Variety and Daily Variety. In a shuffle of positions at the trades last year, he became executive editor. In the moves just announced, Peter Bart retains the title of Editor-in-chief but says "Gray's appointment is in recognition of his immense talent and also carries forward the sense of continuity that has been so important to Variety over the course of its century-long history." He adds:

"I am confident Tim will provide the leadership required to cope with an ever more competitive and volatile media environment," Bart said. "My own responsibilities have continued to expand as the Variety universe becomes more complex and diversified, so Tim's contributions will ensure a continuum of editorial achievement into the future."

Elizabeth Guider, the Los Angeles-based Executive Editor for News, will, quote, "spend more time in New York, where she will supervise international coverage as well as the New York staff, headed by New York editor Jill Goldsmith." The story notes that Stephen Gaydos has finally arrived from London and will be the executive editor for features, focusing on "the full range of features, special reports and other editorial innovations that will bridge the news and specials categories."

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