Hollywood Reporter revamps Web site
Hollywood Reporter's Web site has unveiled its sixth redesign since its initial creation in 1995. The last major redesign took place in 2003.
New features include site-wide integration of the Reporter's media industry contact database, streamlined video, easier navigation and the Showbiz 50, a new index of the leading entertainment-sector stocks, updated in real time.
Subscribers will have exclusive access to coverage in the form of news videos. This includes the Reporter's "Money & Media" podcast and slide show.
The revamped Web site at www.hollywoodreporter.com will also include easy-to-use tool bars and navigation menus. Hyperlinks have been added to increase the reader's ability to research a topic in-depth and from different angles.
Customized newsletters and e-mail alerts will also periodically give the latest content based on the subscriber's area of interest. New e-mail products include column and review alerts, a box-office news and charts package and headline indexes of the day's news.
The new database-driven company profile page offers a view of the industry's top players and products. It is updated daily.
The pages track top executives, box-office performance and financial breakdowns.
The site will continue to feature its sections Risky Biz, Past Deadline and Reel Pop blogs as well as Martin Grove's Filmmaker Focus column.
A portal that offers advanced options for advertisers has also launched. It includes ad specs, templates, mechanicals, and plug-ins. Contact information and acceptable media descriptions are provided on the portal as well.