LOS ANGELES, CA, August 21, 2009 - The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced Steven Gellman as Publisher of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. Gellman joins LA as the publication marks its first anniversary, unveils a vibrant, expanded online presence at latimesmagazine.com and hosts its first high-end, themed event.
"LA has established itself with a distinctively Southern California voice and insider's perspective on the region's influential people, places and ideas," said John O'Loughlin, Los Angeles Times Media Group Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales. "Steve Gellman brings the winning combination of experience and ingenuity to grow and extend the possibilities of LA's vision and we're very pleased to have him on board."
Gellman will lead LA with Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar, overseeing business operations and strategy including advertising, marketing, promotion and events. He brings with him a wealth of publishing experience and has held executive positions with lifestyle and industry brands including The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine, and BAM, the California music magazine, where he began his more than 20-year media career.
"The opportunity to guide LA's expansion, and bring advertisers the multi-platform, multimedia solutions we've conceived to connect them with our influential audience's passions for travel, food and California living is very exciting," said Gellman. "We've seen the Magazine's rich editorial environment resonate with iconic luxury brands such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton while also attracting premium entertainment properties like HBO and Showtime and we're looking forward to offering marketers even more ways to partner with us in our second year."
The September 6th issue will feature a Fall fashion cover and pictorial, intimate portraits by friends of Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Louboutin, and Project Runway's Tim Gunn's own reflections on his improbable career. In addition, readers will find LA's tastemaker Nic Harcourt's current music picks and contributor Annie Jacobsen's story about a double-bass virtuoso's mission to perform for recovering addicts in Afghanistan. In tandem, latimesmagazine.com offers a fresh destination full of complementary, interactive features, articles, video and Web-only content, including just-launched Arts & Culture Editor Mayer Rus' new "From Rus with Love" blog.
On October 10, LA will host "Conversations on Health & Wellness" at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This inaugural event will compliment October's health & wellness issue and provide an intimate, interactive experience for consumers and a targeted, immersive opportunity for advertisers, sponsors and exhibitors.
The November issue of LA will highlight holiday entertaining and December will feature a holiday guide. LA's 2010 editorial calendar:
January: VisionariesFebruary: The OscarsMarch: Spring FashionApril: TravelMay: Architecture & DesignJune: MusicJuly: TastemakersAugust: Food & WineSeptember: Fall FashionOctober: Beauty, Health & WellnessNovember: EntertainingDecember: Holiday
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**LA's September cover art available upon request**
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