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Variety Promotes Dayna Wolpa to VP of Talent and Programming

Variety has promoted Dayna Wolpa to the newly created role of VP of Talent and Programming.

Wolpa is an Emmy-winning producer who previously served as Variety‘s managing director for programming and distribution. With her promotion, Wolpa will manage talent and programming for such successful Variety franchises as Power of Women, Power of Young Hollywood, Hitmakers and more.

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Wolpa at present oversees all talent programming for Variety studios at the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Wolpa, who has been with Variety for more than 10 years, has booked talent for numerous events and partnerships including the Women of Reality TV Dinner, 10 Directors to Watch & Creative Impact Awards, the Variety/Chanel Female Filmmakers Dinner, the Variety/Golden Globes Breakthrough Artists Awards, Business of Broadway and Variety‘s Power of Comedy awards, set for its second annual outing at SXSW on March 8.

“Dayna Wolpa has a well-deserved reputation as someone who can problem solve and get things done,” said Dea Lawrence, Chief Operating and Marketing Officer of Variety. “She takes on challenges in a thoughtful, creative manner with a precise eye for detail, characteristics that make her an outstanding executive.”

Wolpa has served for years as Associate Producer of Variety‘s Emmy-winning “Actors on Actors” interview series franchise. In December, Wolpa won a Daytime Emmy for her work on the Variety-branded special “Power of Women: The Changemakers” for Lifetime. Wolpa also curates the coveted Power of Women gift bag and oversees all Variety guest lists for the exclusive events.

“I am grateful to have spent the last 10 years at Variety,” said Wolpa. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the best team in the business and am excited to be a part of Variety‘s ongoing expansion.”

She reports to Lawrence and will continue to be based out of the Los Angeles office.

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