THE CONDE NAST SHUFFLE: In yet another round of executive changes at Conde Nast, Jack Kliger was named executive vice president, succeeding John Brunelle, who is retiring after 36 years with the company....
THE CONDE NAST SHUFFLE: In yet another round of executive changes at Conde Nast, Jack Kliger was named executive vice president, succeeding John Brunelle, who is retiring after 36 years with the company. Kliger had been senior vice president, corporate services since March. Succeeding Kliger is Michael A. Clinton, publisher of GQ. Michael Perlis, publisher of Details, will assume Clinton's GQ role. Perlis joined Details in August. Prior to that he was publisher of Playboy and president of Playboy's publishing division. Succeeding Perlis as publisher of Details is Gina Sanders, ad director at that publication since 1993.
JOB HUNTING? Even the jaded media heads turned a bit Thursday at The Royalton when former Disney studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg walked in for lunch. He was joining Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter.
SIX-YEAR ITCH: Sassy Publishers Inc. said Wednesday it is putting its six-year-old teen title, Sassy, up for auction. The irreverent teen magazine, which has had several investors in its young, feisty life, approached the break-even point in 1992, said a Sassy spokeswoman. "But at that time several teen magazines produced by publishers with deep pockets entered the market" and competition for ad dollars intensified, she said. For the last year, Sassy had unsuccessfully sought a source of refinancing. It now is asking interested parties to submit bids for the magazine to Jordan Edmiston Group Inc., New York, and the spokeswoman said there has been "interest expressed by several large publishing companies." Sassy Publishers acquired the magazine in 1989 in a stock transaction that included the assumption of bank debt.
BANNED! Jordache's men's jeans commercials just may be a bit too racy for prime time TV. The commercial, depicting a group of young women laughing and videotaping a man in a mostly glass house taking off his clothes, down to his skivvies, was banned by such stations as WABC in New York; Boston's WCVB and WHDH; Washington's WRC and Philadelphia's WPVI. According to a Jordache spokeswoman, WABC called the spot "reverse discrimination" and will not air the 30-second version; WCVB in Boston feels the commercial "depicts illegal activity and will not run it at all," and WHDH believes it is "too gratuitous" and will only allow it to air after 11:30 p.m. l SEEING THE LIGHT: After serving as acting editor in chief of Vibe since May, Alan Light has been named editor-in-chief. Earlier he had been music editor, before which he was a senior writer at Rolling Stone.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
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