Journo follows former boss Brown, named exec editor

David Kuhn, the features and special issues editor of the New Yorker, is ankling to follow his former boss Tina Brown to Miramax Films.

Kuhn has been named exec editor of the new magazine that Brown, the former editor of the New Yorker, is starting for Miramax.

Kuhn, 38, will also serve as vice president of the multimedia venture that Brown and former Vogue publisher Ron Galotti recently formed in partnership with Miramax. The new company will publish a magazine beginning in September 1999. It will also publish books and develop feature films and TV specials.

“David Kuhn’s enterprise and imagination are a great fit in a company that requires a lot of lateral thinking,” said Brown.

In between a seven-year stint at Vanity Fair and his two-year tenure at the New Yorker, Kuhn worked as a production exec at Longview Entertainment.

“As a journalist, I’ve been following Miramax’s evolution from afar for the last several years, and in doing so have gotten to know the incredible group of people there,” said Kuhn. “The fit just feels perfect.”

Kuhn takes his new position in September. Before the magazine is launched, he will work closely with Brown and Galotti on an editorial plan. Following the launch, he will be involved in day-to-day operations, including assigning and editing articles.

Kuhn will also work on the development of the division’s TV specials and film projects.

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