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Boland, Chai tapped for <I>Variety</I> Oz beats

Both based in Sydney and will report to Bart, Guider

Variety has named Michaela Boland and Paul Chai as its reporters covering the entertainment scene in Australia.

Boland will focus on film and theater, and Chai will concentrate on the TV biz. Both are based in Sydney and will report directly to Variety editor Peter Bart and deputy editor Elizabeth Guider.

Boland began writing for Variety in 2000 and has covered showbiz in Oz for the past decade. She was previously editor of Cinema Papers magazine, a news reporter for ABC Radio Melbourne and a contributor to the Age newspaper.

In 2004, she published her first book, co-written with Michael Bodey. “Aussiewood: Australia’s Leading Actors and Directors Tell How They Conquered Hollywood” is a collection of interviews with Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Anthony LaPaglia, Phillip Noyce and Bruce Beresford, among others. It will be published Stateside in September.

Chai joined Variety in March 2004 as special projects editor out of the London office, where he oversaw European specials and edited and posted news on Variety.com.

From 2000-04 he worked at Moving Pictures magazine as a reporter and later as an editor, producing market dailies and festival guides. He also has reported on British television for the magazine C21.

Previously, Chai spent four years at London’s Financial Review, copy editing for the banking and finance section of FT.com. He also freelanced for the Times and the Guardian.

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