Deadline Hollywood continues expanding staff to further position us as the primary 24/7 breaking news entertainment business website. Today we are announcing another important addition: new Los Angeles Film Editor Brian Brooks (brian@deadline.com). He will work closely with New York Editor & Film Editor Mike Fleming to cover both the major studio and indie film business and festival scene. A veteran of indiieWIRE since 1996 and Managing Editor since 2007, Brooks was integral in the execution of daily editorial news and feature content about the movie biz. He was a regular at the Sundance, Toronto, LAFF, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes, Berlin, Hamptons, Sarajevo, AFI, IDFA, Pusan, Reykjavik festivals and more. He has moderated and produced events and panels in New York, Toronto, and Austin and served on numerous festival juries. A California native and UCLA grad, Brian is relocating from NYC to Los Angeles to join Deadline in mid-January – just in time to cover Sundance with Fleming. “I want to thank all the amazing and brilliant people on indieWIRE’s editorial team with whom I’ve worked over the past 12 years,” Brooks said. “Now I join a truly fantastic team at Deadline. I’m honored that Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming wanted me to work with them. And I look forward to covering the film business and its talented people from my new base in Los Angeles.”