LOS ANGELES—Sitrick and Company has hired John Lippman, a former Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Variety reporter and David Bloom, formerly vice president of corporate communications for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and a former Variety reporter, have joined as members of the firm in its Los Angeles office.
Concurrently, Sitrick confirmed that Allan Mayer and Kelly Mullens have resigned to pursue a new entertainment-related communications venture. Mayer was managing director and head of Sitrick’s entertainment practice and Mullens was a member of the firm.
Lippman and Bloom will work across the firm’s full spectrum of engagements, but will also join Mark Saylor, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times; Tammy Taylor, a former producer and reporter for KCBS Television News and anchor for KCAL TV; and agency principal Michael Sitrick in serving entertainment clients.
Lippman, who was a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal for 12 years, specialized in covering the financial and inner workings of the major Hollywood studios. He also was responsible for all the paper’s coverage of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Bloom was most recently VP corporate communications for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and before that spent more than 20 years as a reporter for such publications as Variety, the Dallas Times-Herald, Los Angeles Daily News and Red Herring.