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Deadline Hollywood — The Definitive Choice for Industry Insiders

Deadline Hollywood (Deadline.com) first began in March 2006 as Deadline Hollywood Daily, the 24/7 Internet version of Nikki Finke’s long-running LA Weekly “Deadline Hollywood” print column. In 2009, Nikki’s site was purchased by PMC (formerly known as Mail.com Media Corporation). It has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood is regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry leaders and key decision-makers across many fields track Deadline many times a day and its postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.

Mike Fleming Jr

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Film

Mike joined Deadline in 2010 after working at Variety for 20 years as a reporter, writer and columnist. He was not only nationally recognized as Variety's premiere film reporter but also for his “Dish” and “The Buzz” columns. Mike is known for his industry relationships and his ability to break news wherever it happens, including on the ground at festivals like Sundance, Cannes and Toronto. He also is an author: Doubleday published his book about The Three Stooges, "From Amalgamated Morons to American Icons," which ABC turned into a telepic executive produced by Mel Gibson. One of Mike’s early jobs in journalism was editor of the well-known Media Industry Newsletter (MIN). He then joined New York Newsday as a columnist, reviewer and entertainment writer. During his career, he has written for numerous magazines including Playboy, Details, TV Guide and Esquire.

Nellie Andreeva

Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV

Nellie's insightful analysis and thorough coverage of TV deals, pilot season, markets and executives makes her one of the most respected journalists covering the television business today. Before joining Deadline in 2010, Nellie worked for 10 years at The Hollywood Reporter where she covered TV for the trade's online and print editions. Before that, she worked as a journalist covering television and radio for Investor’s Business Daily. Nellie’s interest in the television industry extends back to her homeland of Bulgaria, where she first became a journalist and then a producer, writer and director for Bulgarian National Television.

Pete Hammond

Awards Columnist/Chief Film Critic

Pete, widely considered to be one of the preeminent awards analysts for both film and television, has for the past seven years been Deadline's Awards Columnist covering what is seemingly now the year-round Oscar and Emmy seasons. He is also Deadline's Chief Film Critic, having previously reviewed films for MovieLine, Boxoffice magazine, Backstage, Hollywood.com and Maxim. In addition to writing, Pete is also host of the year-round KCET Cinema Series, where he screens a selection of films prior to their theatrical release and interviews filmmakers. He previously held producing positions at Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Martin Short Show and AMC Network and is the recipient of five Emmy nominations for writing.

Patrick Hipes

Executive Managing Editor

Patrick joined Deadline in 2011 and works closely with the editorial team running the site's day-to-day news operations. He came from The Hollywood Reporter, where he spent seven years as a Copy Editor, Copy Chief and finally Assistant Managing Editor. Before THR, he worked on the news and sports desks at the Orange County Register. He started his career as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Daily News and at his hometown paper The Oregonian.

Denise Petski

Senior Managing Editor

Denise spent 18 years with The Associated Press before joining Deadline in 2012. Previously she was Breaking News Editor in the AP’s Los Angeles bureau, responsible for writing, reporting, editing and filing to online, newspaper and broadcast subscribers throughout California and the world. Previously, she worked at AP’s Broadcast News Center in Washington DC for the AP Radio Network. Early on in her career, she was at KNX-AM in L.A. and on the assignment desk at CNN L.A. She has won numerous awards from AP, Southern California Radio Television News Association and Society of Professional Journalists.

Joe Utichi

Editor, AwardsLine

Joe oversees Deadline’s print magazine for the Oscar and Emmy seasons, as well as its special “Disruptors” edition for the Cannes Film Festival. He has been with Deadline since 2012 and serves as emcee for Deadline’s The Contenders events. Prior to joining, his work regularly appeared in his native UK, for outlets including The Sunday Times and The Guardian. He has also worked extensively in film and television, producing EPK and production notes and serving as a unit publicist. He is a member of BAFTA and has sat on multiple juries for the BAFTA Film Awards.

Peter Bart

Editor-At-Large

Peter moved to Deadline in 2016 from his longtime home at Variety, where he had been a fixture since 1989 as that trade's Editor-In Chief. He began his career as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times before his entry into the movie business, becoming Vice President for Production at Paramount. At that studio, he played a key role in such films as The Godfather, Rosemary’s Baby and Harold & Maude. He later served as Senior Vice President for Production at MGM and, later, as President of Lorimar films. Peter is also the author of nine books, and is a member of PMC's board of advisors.

Antonia Blyth

Deputy Editor, AwardsLine

Antonia has contributed to Deadline and AwardsLine’s print magazines since 2014. A native Brit based in LA, prior to joining she covered West Coast entertainment for ELLE.com, and her work has been featured in The Guardian, UK Marie Claire and InStyle. She has written a New York Times bestselling non-fiction book and regularly appears on French television network TF1 as an entertainment expert.

Geoff, who spearheads Deadline's Hero Nation initiative, joined Deadline in 2018 from Entertainment Weekly, where he was a senior film writer. Before that he published more than 2,700 stories in the Los Angeles Times during a 21-year tenure at the newspaper, with stints covering crime, politics, the music industry and Hollywood. He also created the newspaper's award-winning Hero Complex brand, which began as a blog and spawned an annual film festival, an online talk show, and print magazine editions. He is also the author of "Two Badges," a true crime book.

Brandon joined Deadline in December 2018 to oversee photos and charts after spending the past three years at Getty Images as an entertainment picture desk editor. He grew up in La Mirada and went to school at UCLA where he was the photo editor for the Daily Bruin. During his tenure there he began interning at Deadline until graduation.

Michael Cieply

Executive Editor

Michael has covered the business and culture of film as a reporter and editor for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and others. He has written for Deadline since 2016. Earlier, he was a Los Angeles-based editor for the online news service Inside.com, and in the 1990s worked as a film and television producer. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Cieply lived there and in the Detroit area before attending the University of Michigan, and then graduate school at Stanford University. He has lived in Southern California since 1982, when he joined Forbes Magazine as a correspondent in its Los Angeles bureau.

Anthony D'Alessandro

Editorial Director/Box Office Editor

Anthony covers box office, breaking film news, awards-season features and festival news. His first job in the film industry was at Savoy Pictures' headquarters in New York where he worked in film distribution. In the summer of 1999, he was hired by Variety and moved to Los Angeles, and remained in the newsroom covering numerous parts of the industry, including box office, for about a decade. Prior to arriving at Deadline in the fall of 2011, where he co-edited the site's sister publication Awardsline, Anthony covered the box office beat for Indiewire's Thompson on Hollywood. He also co-produced Matt Walsh's film "A Better You."

Greg Evans

Associate Editor/Broadway Critic

Greg joined the Deadline staff in 2017 from Bloomberg News, where he was the TV and Film critic. He previously was a staff editor and/or reporter at Variety, Daily Variety and TV Guide Magazine. His features and criticism on arts and entertainment have appeared in the New York Times, Vulture, Slate, Newsweek, Yahoo News and Guitar World Magazine.

Matt Grobar

Assistant Editor, Awardsline

Matt contributes to the coverage and editing of all AwardsLine magazines throughout the year, focusing on artist interviews revolving around awards season and its big nights including the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes. Matt also manages the Production Value video series, which spotlights the premier craft talent working in film and TV. He also is part of Deadline's festival studio team at the likes of Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto. He previously worked at UTA, 8thDay Pictures and Infinity Management International.

Bruce Haring

Associate Editor

Bruce joined Deadline in 2017. He has written about entertainment and technology for the likes of USA Today, Variety, Billboard, Associated Press, Yahoo! and other publications. He is the author of six books and founder of the New York and Hollywood book festivals.

Dade joined Deadline as a New York-based contributor in 2017. He leads business and Wall Street coverage as well as writing about film, TV, regulation, advertising and other East Coast happenings. Dade has spent two decades tracking the entertainment industry as a writer and editor for Variety, Entertainment Weekly and Broadcasting & Cable. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and he is the author of two books and an installment of the Wondery podcast Business Wars.

Jake Kanter

International TV Editor

Jake joined Deadline in 2019 from Business Insider, where he was the UK Executive Editor, overseeing a 60-strong London bureau and serving tens of millions of readers every month. He also wrote about media and tech, breaking scoops on companies including Facebook, Amazon and the BBC. Prior to his time at Business Insider, he spent six years at Broadcast, where he rose from reporter to news editor and launched the popular Talking TV podcast. Jake is also chair of the Broadcasting Press Guild, a 45-year-old association of the UK's top media journalists.

Amanda started as an intern with Deadline soon after landing in Los Angeles in 2014 and two years later became the site's first homegrown full-time staffer. Since then, the Nigerian Texas-native has contributed to breaking news in both film and television and covered events from the Oscars to the Emmys, Golden Globes, Comic-Con, SXSW, the ATX Television Festival, and more. With Dino Ramos she co-hosts Deadline's New Hollywood podcast, which champions people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented voices in film and television.

Dominic Patten

Senior Editor, Legal & TV Critic

Dominic covers litigious Hollywood’s major lawsuits and weighs in on the current Golden Age of television with his video reviews and more. Before joining Deadline in 2012, he wrote for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, and the Toronto Globe and Mail. A frequent guest on NPR, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and CBS, he also has been a documentary director, TV producer, national news correspondent and a newspaper editor.

Erik Pedersen

Managing Editor

Erik has been a full-time journalist in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, the past 23 covering Hollywood. Before joining Deadline in 2013, he spent nearly 17 years at The Hollywood Reporter, rising to managing editor. He also wrote about music for THR; did hundreds of concert and TV reviews; covered such events as the Cannes Film Festival, NATPE and MIFED; and worked closely with the web team. Before that he was a cities editor at The Orange County Register after serving as managing editor of the Los Angeles Daily Commerce.

Dino-Ray Ramos

Associate Editor/Reporter

Dino-Ray joined Deadline in 2017 and writes about inclusion and diversity issues in the industry, genre film & TV, as well as pop culture and media. Based in Los Angeles, he also covers events and awards shows such as the Oscars, Emmys, Comic-Con and the TCA press tour. Additionally, he co-hosts the New Hollywood Podcast with Deadline's Amanda N'Duka, which champions people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented voices in film and television. A Texas native, Dino-Ray worked as film and TV reporter for the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle before moving to Los Angeles. Prior to Deadline, he was chief film critic at the Tracking Board and has written for Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, Bustle, Paste Magazine, Queerty and NBC Asian America.

David Robb

Labor Editor

David has been covering the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. He was the chief labor, legal and investigative reporter at Daily Variety for 10 years, and served in that same capacity at The Hollywood Reporter for another 10 years. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines and is the author of three books: "Operation Hollywood," "The Gumshoe and the Shrink," and "The Stuntwoman." Nominated for three Pulitzer Prizes, he is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for his coverage of African Americans in the entertainment industry. Among several other awards, he was honored by the WGA for his work that restored the writing credits to blacklisted writers of more than 30 films. He joined Deadline in 2014 and lives in Los Angeles

Scott Shilstone

Social Media Director

Scott has been with Deadline since 2015, working his way up from coordinator to his current position and building the site's social media infrastructure. He holds a BA in broadcast journalism. Originally from New Orleans, Shilstone has spent almost a decade in Los Angeles working in the industry including as an actor.

Nancy Tartaglione

International Box Officer Editor/Senior Contributor

Nancy joined Deadline as International Editor in 2011. She covers the global film, television and media business, with a particular focus on international box office and China; as well as various festivals and awards shows. Based in Europe for more than 25 years, Nancy is the former Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Wiretap, and for 10 years was French Correspondent/Contributing Editor at ScreenDaily.com and Screen International. She also has worked for The New York Times as a freelance editor for its DealBook blog. Earlier in her career, Nancy was the European Media Correspondent for Inside.com and co-hosted Canal Plus’ film program "Bazar." Nancy also spent four years as reporter and editor for Variety in Paris and Los Angeles. Prior to that, she worked in the Paris office of 60 Minutes, and spent two years in the Features department of the International Herald Tribune. She lives in the south of France.

Peter White

International Co-Editor

Peter, who joined Deadline in 2017, is a respected veteran TV journalist who previously worked at UK-based Broadcast, where after starting there in 2013 rose to News Editor responsible for putting together the weekly magazine as well as breaking daily news. Before that he was deputy editor of Television Business International magazine. He covers the international entertainment industry from Deadline's London bureau.

Andreas Wiseman

International Editor

Andreas joined Deadline in 2018 covering the international and U.S. film industries, and is a regular fixture at major festivals and markets including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and AFM. He is based in London but makes regular forays to Los Angeles. Andreas spent eight years covering the film industry at Screen International and held posts there including Chief Reporter, News Editor and Deputy Editor. He has broken hundreds of stories and has written extensively on harassment and diversity. He has also worked in film production.

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Stacey Farish

Chief Revenue Officer & General Manager

Stacey Farish, Chief Revenue Officer and GM of Deadline and sister sites TVLine and Gold Derby, is responsible for overseeing all advertising strategy and revenue across PMC’s various entertainment business units. At PMC—the parent company to several of the most successful websites in the entertainment industry, including Deadline, TVLine, ENTV and Hollywood Life—Stacey consistently develops new, targeted advertising opportunities for clients. A widely respected advertising publisher known for managing multiple categories throughout the country with a focus on strategic sponsorships across all categories of business, Stacey has a proven record in the national media marketplace. Her strengths include new business development, creation of new sales products, and building alternative revenue streams. Prior to joining PMC, Stacey was the Publisher of TheWrap, a trade competitor where she launched a successful foreign and documentary screening series. Stacey also served as VP of Entertainment at the LA Times, where she contributed to the company’s success by selling the first ever Masthead wrap and launching Culture Monster Wednesdays.

About PMC

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit www.pmc.com.

Nikki Finke

Nikki is the Founder of Deadline Hollywood Daily.

Nikki’s journalism career has included positions around the world with the most powerful and influential media outlets: as an Associated Press foreign correspondent in Moscow and London, Newsweek correspondent in Washington DC and Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Times staff writer covering entertainment and features. She was West Coast Editor and Hollywood columnist first for the New York Observer and then for New York Magazine.

She joined LA Weekly as its Deadline Hollywood columnist in 2002, writing about the business, politics and culture of the media and entertainment industry. In March 2006, she started Deadline Hollywood Daily, the online version of her print column. In 2009, Nikki’s blog was purchased by PMC (formerly known as Mail.com Media Corporation) and has become the authoritative source for breaking news and insider analysis/commentary in the entertainment industry.

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