UPDATE: Variety publisher Brian Gott just called me from Cannes and says there is no truth that Variety is very seriously contemplating any closure of the NY office. Variety sources were telling me that they were expecting the essential closure of the NY office except for Broadway coverage. (Michael Fleming works from home.) I’ve already reported how Variety Group prez/publisher Neil Stiles has already deeply cut back sales and editorial staff there. But Gott tells me there have been no discussions about further cutbacks to any staff in NY. This is good news for them.