I’m pleased to announce that Andrew Wallenstein will be joining us to write about the digital-entertainment business, based in Los Angeles. Andy, who will be a senior editor for us, will also help develop new editorial features for the sites.
If you had any doubts about the newsiness of the nexus of digital entertainment and technology, all you need to do is read our sites, with the drumbeat of news from companies like Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Hulu and Epix over the past couple of months. Andy’s job will be to shine a bright light on the revolution in distribution that is changing film and television.
And he’s plenty up to the challenge. Andy comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter, where as editor of digital media, he both oversaw editorial operations for the publication’s website and reported extensively on the entertainment industry. He has broken news on companies such as Yahoo, Hulu and TV.com, and has done deeper dives on everyone from HBO and YouTube to Ashton Kutcher. Among his other accomplishments at THR: he launched Digital Power, an annual event and special issue that has been highlighting the 50 best executives in digital entertainment since 2008.
Andy has showcased his talents at other media properties as well. For the past six years, he has served as a frequent commentator on media issues for National Public Radio. He was also co-host of the TV Guide Network primetime series “Square Off” in 2006-07. Andy has also written for The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), Boston Globe and BusinessWeek.
You can reach him at [email protected] Andy also will be moderating at our Nov. 8 event in West Hollywood, The Battle for the Digital Home. You can find out more about the agenda here and register here.