Formerly a daily trade magazine, The Hollywood Reporter
re-launched in late 2010 as a unique hybrid publication serving the entertainment industry and a consumer audience. Indie Wire noted in July 2011 that the magazine is the "the right combo of sizzling entertainment and hard breaking news." The multi-platform brand currently consists of an oversized weekly magazine, seasonal special reports, glossies, a high-traffic website, a digital daily, iPad app and events.
Its current mission statement reads as follows:
During the last century, it was one of the two major publications focused on Hollywood—the other being Variety
. Today, both publications cover what is more broadly called the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood Reporter
was Hollywood's first daily entertainment industry trade paper. It began as a daily film publication, then added television coverage in the 1950s and began in the late 1980s to cover intellectual property industries.
William R. Wilkerson
published the first issue of The Hollywood Reporter
on September 3, 1930. This daily magazine reported on movies, studios and personalities in an outrageously candid style. Through its outspoken pages, Wilkerson became one of the town's most colorful and controversial figures. He began each issue with a self-penned editorial entitled "Tradeviews", which exposed corrupt studio practices. "Tradeviews" went on to become one of the most widely read daily columns in the... Read More