Moerk makes mark as Variety film editor

Ex-writer gets column, covers agencies

Christian Moerk has been upped to film editor effective immediately, it was announced by Peter Bart, Variety vice president and editor-in-chief.

Moerk rejoined Variety in September as senior writer.

In his new slot, Moerk will oversee daily and weekly film-related stories, in addition to writing the “Wages of Fear” column. He also will cover the agency business.

A Variety staff writer in 1992 and 1993, Moerk worked at Warner Bros. for three years as a production executive, overseeing such films as Neil Jordan’s “Michael Collins” and “The Butcher Boy,” as well as “The Devil’s Advocate,” “Eraser” and “Without Limits.”

He also held top spots at WB-based Peters Entertainment and erstwhile Paramount-based production shingle Pacific Western Prods.

Moerk is a 1992 graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, where he won the Henry N. Taylor Award for foreign reporters, and holds a summa cum laude B.A. in history from Marlboro College.

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