LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Media Corporation (PMC) has tapped Michael Schneider to serve in the newly created role of Executive Editor of Indiewire, the leading digital brand devoted to curating, reporting, and celebrating the best in film, TV, and entertainment.
At Indiewire, Schneider will oversee the site's growing TV team and help greatly expand its coverage of the industry, including breaking news stories, in-depth reports, features, and commentary on all aspects of television – from the executive suite to Emmys to programming. He joins Indiewire on April 11 and will report to Indiewire Editor in Chief Dana Harris.
"His deep connections in the industry and solid reporting skills make him the perfect hire to expand Indiewire's coverage of television business, features, news, and programming," said Harris.
"I look forward to working with Dana in making Indiewire the first place readers go to learn about the revolution in how television is produced, distributed, and consumed," said Schneider. "I've enjoyed watching Jay Penske continue to grow PMC into a media powerhouse, and am thrilled to now be a part of his team."
Schneider's work as an Editor-at-Large for Variety brings him back to a brand where he previously served as TV Editor for Variety and Daily Variety, a post he held from 1999 through 2011.
Previously, Schneider was the Chief Content Officer at TV Guide Magazine, a premier publication devoted to television where he also helped launch the website TV Insider. Schneider is also a regular contributor to Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, where he hosts "The Spin-Off," a podcast about the TV industry, and also appears on the Hollywood-focused radio program "The Business."
As a television expert, Schneider has appeared on ABC "World News Tonight" and "Primetime Live," NBC's "Today" show and "Dateline NBC," CBS' "Early Show," "Access Hollywood," E! News Daily, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and many other programs and outlets.
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC's owned and operated brands reach more than 170 million visitors monthly (comScore, 2015) and Penske Media was recently named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the United States and North America. With the preeminence of its brands, PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands, including its India.com joint venture with ZEE TV in India and Variety Latino joint venture with Univision Communications Inc. PMC additionally owns and produces more than 80 annual events, summits, award shows and conferences while housing a dynamic research and emerging data business. As of 2016, PMC businesses include: PMC Studios, WWD, Variety Inc., Deadline.com, Fairchild Media, M, India.com, GoldDerby.com, FootwearNews.com, TVLine, CricketCountry.com, Hollywood Life, Beauty Inc, BGR, AwardsLine, Bollywood Life, BPB.in, LA411, NY411, Variety Insight, and Indiewire.com. The company is headquartered in New York, NY and Los Angeles, California with an additional 11 offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.PMC.com.
Indiewire, the leading digital brand devoted to curating, reporting, and celebrating the best in film, TV, and entertainment. Branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes and dubbed "best indie crossroads" by film critic Roger Ebert, Indiewire is a two-time winner of the Webby Award for best entertainment website. Indiewire launched in July 1996 and in January 2016 joined Penske Media Corporation's portfolio of leading global media brands. For more information, please visit www.indiewire.com and follow the latest updates at @Indiewire on Twitter.
Variety and Variety.com provide the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of motion pictures, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world, Variety marries its historic coverage of entertainment business with technologically advanced website and new weekly print edition, offering readers the in-depth news coverage needed to remain competitive in the ever-changing entertainment industry. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.
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