Dade Hayes is assistant managing editor of Variety, based in New York. He runs the editorial operations of the New York office and writes about television, film, business and publishing. He spent six years as a reporter and editor at Variety in Los Angeles. In 2004, Hayes co-wrote Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession, which was published by Miramax Books. One of many positive reviews, in The Atlantic Monthly, called it “a classic” and the book was featured in The New Yorker and on public radio’s “Fresh Air.” Hayes was previously a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly and a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press. His freelance writing has appeared in TV Guide, The Boston Globe and Premiere. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Stella, and daughter, Margot.