The Reporter grows its global team


Continuing to expand its worldwide network of correspondents, The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday unveiled a roster of new writers in Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and Korea.

Announcing the additional writers in key foreign territories Thursday, Eric Mika, senior vp and publishing director, said the expanded correspondents' roster represents another important step in a wide-ranging plan to further grow the publication's global presence.

"I am delighted to announce this additional enhancement of our international operations, which I have no doubt will enrich our readers in the U.S. as well as abroad," Mika said. "I believe the new hires will quickly prove themselves excellent additions to our already formidable global team."

The announcement followed previously unveiled key international additions, including the appointment of Asia editor Jonathan Landreth and the opening of offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.

The new correspondents include German journalists Dieter Brockmeyer, a 20-year veteran reporter of the German TV industry and leading experts on the cable biz, and Karsten Kastelan, a German film reporter and deputy head of the German Film Critics Assn.

In Dubai, the publication's new writing roster includes Jolanta Chudy, who also serves as features editor and writer with Dubai-based Motivate Publishing. Chudy is an experienced writer in the region, with credits in Time Out Dubai and Dubai Explorer. Mark Evans also will contribute from the region. He is editor of Remix magazine in Dubai. Both were educated in the U.K.

Chun Su-jin will contribute to the paper's news operations in Seoul. Chun joins The Reporter as its second Korea correspondent, working closely with Mark Russell in Seoul and with Landreth in Beijing. She is a seven-year veteran of the JoongAng Daily, the English-language partner newspaper of the International Herald Tribune.

Mark Worden, a British journalist based in Milan, also is joining The Reporter team. He also writes for Billboard magazine, a sister publication of The Reporter under the Nielsen Co. banner. He has contributed to numerous international publications, including Harpers & Queen in London and MIP TV Daily News as well as several Italian publications. He will support Eric J. Lyman, the paper's Rome-based correspondent.