Variety is pumping up its international coverage, hiring the longtime editor of Television Business International, Stewart Clarke, to join the publication’s international team as a television and film reporter. Clarke will be based in London and will report to Variety International Editor Henry Chu.
“Clarke, who begins May 15, brings a deep knowledge of Europe’s television scene to Variety as high-end TV becomes an increasingly global phenomenon,” the publication noted. “He will also cover the film industry, in a region whose studios are growing in scope and ambition.”
Said Chu: “Stewart is a top-notch journalist whose experience will help us ramp up our international coverage at a time when the entertainment industry continues to expand its worldwide reac.”
Clarke has been editor of Television Business International since 2006.