Variety-THR Owner to Lay Off 50 ‘Operational’ Jobs as Result of Merger

No future job cuts are being planned, according to MRC co-CEOs Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu

PMRC will lay off about 50 “operational” jobs as part of the merger that brings Variety and The Hollywood Reporter under the same parent company, according to a memo sent from MRC co-CEOs Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu on Thursday.

“Unfortunately, we will be saying goodbye to some of our colleagues today. It’s very sad to share this news, and we feel it’s important to offer as much clarity as possible,” Wiczyk and Satchu wrote. “As these brands transition to PMRC, our focus will be strengthening the profitable growth powered by first-rate journalism. In order to support this, and plan for sustained long-term success, we believe it’s best to leverage the PMC publishing infrastructure and teams — thereby reducing some of those functions and layers inside MRC Media.”

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J. Clara Chan

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