Trimming Budget, Variety Cuts Chief Film, Theatre Critics

“[T]he trade let go chief film critic Todd McCarthy and chief theater critic David Rooney. Longtime film critic Derek Elley also was cut, as was features editor/indie film reporter Sharon Swart, along with several copy and design desk employees.” All three critics were asked to work as freelancers. The paper’s editor said the “changes won’t be noticed by readers.”

Source: TheWrap 03/08/10