This is a sad “toldja”. Neil Stiles is still working through telling people. But I’m told my number of 30 was “in the ball park and included some corporate and central resources who work across the division”. Also, Stiles is still reviewing what to do with Weekly Variety. He’s sure it will change both in terms of publishing date and content as it needs updating, but there’s no decision yet made.
UPDATE: Variety Layoffs Starting Today
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