Executive VP of Content, Variety
Variety 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. In 2005 Gaydos created the “Variety Impact Report” series which spotlights breakthrough international achievements in youth entertainment, comedy, music, dealmaking, etc.
Gaydos created and continues to oversee the “Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now” official sidebar at Karlovy Vary Film Festival. This section, in partnership with European Film Promotion, is now in its 14th year and focuses on presenting the best in new European cinema at one of Europe's oldest and most distinguished film festivals.
Gaydos is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the European Film Academy. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Gaydos has also worked in Hollywood and Europe as a screenwriter. His produced films include director Monte Hellman’s “Better Watch Out,” “Iguana,” and Hellman’s 2010 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-winning, “Road to Nowhere,” “All Men are Mortal” for director Ate de Jong and director Nouchka Van Brakel’s “One Month Later.”
A regular contributor to entertainment business programs and reports, Gaydos frequently appears as a guest on BBC radio and television, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, etc. as well as in the Times of London, the Guardian, the Telegraph and other international publications.
Gaydos is editor of “The Variety Guide to Film Festivals,” (Variety/Putnam) and is also coeditor of “Movie Talk from the Frontlines” (McFarland) and “Cannes: 50 Years of Sun, Sex and Celluloid.” (Miramax/Hyperion).