About Steven Gaydos
Variety vice-president and executive editor Steven Gaydos is responsible for over 250 reports a year in both Daily and Weekly Variety, producing territorial surveys, film and TV market reports, genre studies as well as business-oriented personality and corporate profiles.
An editor with Variety since 1994, Gaydos also created and directs the “10 to Watch” program for Variety, spotlighting emerging talent from around the world in the fields of directing, screenwriting, cinematography, producing and acting.
Gaydos created and continues to oversee the “Variety Critics’ Choice” official sidebar at Karlovy Vary Film Festival. This section, in partnership with European Film Promotion, is now in its 19th year and focuses on presenting the best in new European cinema at one of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished film festivals.
A much-sought after expert on the international entertainment business, Gaydos is regularly featured newspaper, radio and TV interviews both in the U.S. and abroad, contributing his expertise to publications such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, London Telegraph and Times of London as well to broadcasters in the U.K., Europe, Australia and elsewhere.
Prior to joining Variety, Gaydos worked in Hollywood and Europe as a screenwriter. His produced films include director Monte Hellman’s Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner, “Road to Nowhere,” “Better Watch Out” and “Iguana,” “All Men are Mortal” for director Ate de Jong and director Nouchka Van Brakel’s “One Month Later.”
Gaydos is also editor of “The Variety Guide to Film Festivals,” (Variety/Putnam) and is also co-editor of “Movie Talk from the Frontlines” (McFarland) and “Cannes: 50 Years of Sun, Sex and Celluloid.” (Miramax/Hyperion).
Gaydos is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the European Film Academy.