Variety, the iconic entertainment business news media company, has announced the launch of the Variety500. This list recognizes the most influential global leaders shaping the entertainment industry.
The website and journal will feature an unranked list of moguls, executives, producers, artists, representatives and financiers across film, television, technology, music, gaming and live entertainment. Each of the 500 professionals was selected based on extensive research by Variety's esteemed editorial board.
We are excited to announce that the Variety500 is exclusively sponsored by Verizon Digital Media Services. “Every year, there are forward-thinking trailblazers who take the industry to the next level through their innovation, creativity and ingenuity,” said Mary Kay Evans, CMO, Verizon Digital Media Services. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Variety to now recognize and honor these renowned leaders and their accomplishments through the launch of Variety500.”
Andrew Wallenstein, Variety's co-editor-in-chief who spearheaded the project, stated, "Variety's mission is to take stock of who the power players and dealmakers are in the entertainment industry. You won't find a more comprehensive, exhaustive guide to the most influential visionaries creating content today."