Joseph Helfgot, the sociologist who founded media market research firm MarketCast, died from complications of a heart transplant Wednesday in Boston. He was 60.
MarketCast, a division of Reed Business Information and a leading marketing research and strategy firm serving the entertainment industry, has tapped Henry Piney as a managing director.
As part of its ongoing expansion, Variety is moving its Los Angeles offices to a high-rise on Wilshire Boulevard that will be dubbed the Variety Building.
Charlie Koones is stepping down March 1 as president and publisher of Variety and the Reed Business Entertainment Group to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in media and entertainment.
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