Todd McCarthy to join The Hollywood Reporter

Becomes chief film critic for November relaunch

The Hollywood Reporter is pleased to announce that Todd McCarthy will be joining the staff as chief film critic.

He was most recently a film critic and columnist for IndieWire and for many years was chief film critic for Variety and Daily Variety.

A member of the selection committee for the 2010 New York Film Festival, McCarthy has made several documentary films, including the award-winning "Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography" and "Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient," and won an Emmy Award for writing the documentary "Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Dreamer." He will be writing reviews and columns for the new weekly version of The Hollywood Reporter, which launches Nov. 3.

The Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt moves into the role of international film critic where he will expand our global coverage while continuing to review Hollywood films.

"We were really glad to have been able to offer Todd an entrepreneurial home when he needed one," says Rick Allen, CEO of SnagFilms, which runs IndieWIRE, "but completely understand his desire to return to his roots with a publisher like The Hollywood Reporter, and we wish him well."

Read more at the New York Times' website.