After announcing the launch of the popular American men's lifestyle magazine, Esquire, RPSG Group’s RPSG Lifestyle Media and Penske Media Corporation are all set to launch the US-based popular entertainment media publication, The Hollywood Reporter (THR), in India, which is one of the world’s biggest film and entertainment markets.
Talking about the approach THR India plans to take, Avarna Jain, Chairperson of RPSG Lifestyle Media, says The Hollywood Reporter India will be the “first Indian publication” that will look at the Indian entertainment industry as a whole. “It will celebrate cinematic creativity across languages, regions and platforms, including OTT, digital and theatre. Hollywood may be the oldest, but India is the world’s biggest filmmaking industry and THR India will celebrate that.”
"This partnership signifies our continued commitment to fostering global connections and celebrating the culture, vibrancy, and robust entertainment business in India,” says Elisabeth Rabishaw, executive vice president and co-publisher of The Hollywood Reporter.
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, co-editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter, says the THR India team will “showcase and amplify” India's rich and compelling entertainment industry on an international stage.
Notably, The Hollywood Reporter currently has editions in the US, Italy and Japan. “The appointment process of the Editor-in-Chief and other senior positions are currently underway. The date of launch will be announced shortly,” a statement read.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is one of the world’s most authoritative and preeminent entertainment publications with a focus on film, television, and entertainment, offering in-depth reporting, analysis, and thought-provoking reviews across its weekly magazine and website.
Known for its access to the American entertainment industry, it is considered the definitive voice among industry leaders and pop culture fans. The Hollywood Reporter is also known for its live events, industry-leading philanthropic, empowerment and diversity initiatives and successful video series including the Emmy-nominated “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter.”
THR was named best entertainment publication at the 15th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards in December 2022, and best entertainment website at the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards in December 2023.
The USD 7-billion RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group-led RPSG Lifestyle Media publishes the celebrity magazine HELLO! India, and has announced its plans to publish Esquire India in the next few months. The group has plans to expand into various lifestyle verticals in future.