About Steven Gay­dos

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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.

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