Nikki is General Manager, Editor in Chief and Founder of Deadline Hollywood.
The New York Times profiled Nikki and wrote, “Right now, there’s a good chance a Hollywood executive is leaning into a colleague’s office and quietly asking, ‘Did you see what Nikki just wrote?’”
Upon launching her Deadline Hollywood site in 2006, it immediately became a uniquely candid, informed and authoritative source in the entertainment industry for breaking news before anybody else in town. Nikki single handedly created what’s been described as “her own bad ass niche” in entertainment reporting.
Nikki has earned a reputation as the best connected reporter in the industry with an unrivalled network of high-level industry contacts. In September 2010, Vanity Fair included Nikki in its annual ranking of the top 100 most influential people of the Information Age. Elle magazine placed her on its list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Hollywood. Time Magazine recently included her in their annual Time 100 finalists. And Huffington Post ranked Nikki among the Top 10 Entertainment Game Changers in new media.
Nikki’s journalism career has included various positions as an Associated Press foreign correspondent in Moscow and London, Newsweek correspondent 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.
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Mike is the Film Editor for Deadline Hollywood and is known for his industry relationships and his talent for breaking news. In addition to his primary focus on film, he covers live theatre, publishing and a wide variety of other topics. Mike also reports on the film business directly from various festivals including Sundance, Cannes and Toronto.
Mike has been with Deadline since 2010 after working at Variety for twenty years as a reporter, writer and columnist. He was not only nationally recognized as their premiere Film reporter but also for his Daily Variety, “Dish” column, as well as his Weekly Variety column, “The Buzz” where he covered infotainment.
Mike is also an author. Doubleday published his non-fiction book about The Three Stooges, From Amalgamated Morons to American Icons, which ABC turned into a telepic, executive produced by Mel Gibson (a long-time Three Stooges afficionado).
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 also free-lanced for numerous magazines, including Playboy, Details, TV Guide and Esquire.
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Nellie is the Television Editor for Deadline Hollywood. Her insightful analysis and thorough coverage of the deals, pilot season, television markets and ratings is what makes her one of the most respected journalists covering the television business today.
Before joining Deadline, Nellie worked for ten years at The Hollywood Reporter where she wrote stories on the television industry for both their online and print editions.
Prior to The Hollywood Reporter, Nellie 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.
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David is the Executive Editor for Deadline Hollywood, where he reports on several issues including business and finance, television news, media, public policy and technology.
Prior to joining Deadline, David was Senior Media Reporter at USA Today for seventeen years and covered media, telecom and technology. He also managed the USA Today’s CEO Forum, where he conducted one-on-one interviews with some of the nation’s most influential business leaders including Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt, American Express’ Kenneth Chenault and Kraft’s Irene Rosenfeld.
Before working at USA Today, David covered television as a Reporter and Editor for TV Guide, served as Media and Entertainment Editor at Business Week and covered business and the economy for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
During his career, David free-lanced for several prestigious publications including the Media Studies Journal, The New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and The New Republic. He also contributed an essay on media mergers which appears in the influential book, Conglomerates and the Media, published by The New Press.
In addition to his writing, David is an adjunct professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business where he specializes in business and media.
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Pete is the Awards Columnist for Deadline Hollywood where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent awards season commentators for film and television.
Before joining Deadline, Pete was a regular contributing awards columnist for the online and print editions of The Los Angeles Times/ The Envelope, where he wrote the NOTES ON A SEASON blog for four years. He was also a film critic for Maxim Magazine/Maxim Online and Hollywood.com.
Pete was a frequent contributor to HollywoodWiretap.com and Daily Variety where he wrote numerous articles on various Award Shows including the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, PGA Awards and the Academy Awards. He also covered numerous film festivals including Cannes, AFI and Telluride where he reported on potential awards contenders.
Additionally, for the past twenty years, he has been the Contributing Editor, writing over 600 reviews, for the best-selling annual paperback, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide.
In addition to writing, Pete is also the host of the extremely popular year-round KCET Cinema Series and UCLA Extension’s Sneak Preview Winter Session where he screens a selection of films prior to their theatrical release and interviews the filmmakers.
Pete served four years on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences representing writers and is the recipient of five Emmy nominations for his own television writing. He is also the winner of the 1996 Publicists Guild of America’s Press Award.
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Nancy is the International Editor for Deadline Hollywood where she covers the film and media business as well as various festivals and award shows. Six years ago, she took over the day-to-day running of HollywoodWiretap.com and continues as Editor-in-Chief.
Based in Europe, Nancy has had a number of high profile jobs as a journalist including ten years as French Correspondent/Contributing Editor for ScreenDaily.com and Screen International, where she broke hundreds of exclusive news stories. She also has worked for The New York Times as a freelance editor for the popular 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 both Paris and Los Angeles and three years as the French Bureau Chief for Variety’s Moving Pictures.
Prior to this, Nancy worked in the Paris office of 60 Minutes collaborating on stories for correspondent, Mike Wallace, and spent two years in the Features department of the International Herald Tribune.
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Patrick is the Managing Editor for Deadline Hollywood. He is not only responsible for updating and maintaining the site, but also regularly posts stories on a wide variety of topics. He also works closely with the editorial team on assigning stories and developing the strategy for various film festivals and award shows.
Before joining Deadline, Patrick worked at The Hollywood Reporter for seven years where he was Copy Chief then promoted to Assistant Managing Editor. His numerous responsibilities included keeping the workflow running smoothly in a 50+person newsroom.
Prior to working at The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick worked on both the news and sports desks at the Orange County Register, where he edited numerous business stories, features and breaking news.
One of Patrick’s first jobs in journalism was as Copy Editor in the Sports department at the L.A. Daily News.
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Nic Paul is Vice President, Entertainment Sales at Penske Media Corporation (PMC). PMC is the parent company to several of the most successful websites in the entertainment industry including Deadline Hollywood, TVLine and Movieline.
Nic has a wide range of responsibilities from overseeing the revenue across all of PMC’s entertainment publications to developing new and targeted advertising opportunities for his numerous entertainment clients. His client base includes all film studios, television networks, production companies, distributors, talent agencies and media outlets.
One of Nic’s most successful launches was spearheading the introduction of a series of seven print editions for Deadline Hollywood. Now in its second successful year, these standalone print issues, Awards Line, have become a ‘must buy’ for every studio or network who are campaigning their films or television shows during the very competitive Oscar and Emmy Seasons.
Before joining PMC three years ago, Nic was Head of Digital Ad Sales at Variety. He was responsible for global online and digital partnership revenue which increased significantly during his tenure.
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About Deadline Hollywood
Deadline Hollywood began only six years ago as Deadline Hollywood Daily, the online version of Nikki Finke’s long-running LA Weekly 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 postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.
PMC is a leading digital media company founded by Jay Penske in 2004. PMC owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web’s best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty and automotive.
Deadline Hollywood, HollywoodLife, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, OnCars and India.com are all part of the expanding PMC portfolio. In addition, PMC also produces several successful annual Award shows including Young Hollywood Awards, Hollywood Style Awards and Breakthrough of the Year Awards.
PMC’s rapid growth and reach is providing unique content from a superior editorial team to an ever growing audience of more than 20 million unique visitors per month.
For more information on PMC and its brands, please visit www.pmc.com.