Jay A. Fernandez joins THR

L.A. Times Scriptland columnist will cover film

Jay A. Fernandez, who has written the Los Angeles Times' weekly Scriptland column about screenwriters since September 2006, has joined The Hollywood Reporter as a film reporter, editor Elizabeth Guider said.

Fernandez will cover the major studios, write breaking news and feature stories and report to film editor Gregg Kilday. His first day is May 19.

"Jay brings great knowledge and a keen sense of the creative side of the film business with him to The Reporter," Guider said. "He's joining a great team."

Fernandez has written or worked for publications including the Washington Post, Premiere magazine, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and Los Angeles magazine. A native of Philadelphia, he also served as an associate producer on "The Dialogue," a DVD series of in-depth interviews with Hollywood's most successful screenwriters.
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