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Todd McCarthy to NYFF

Deposed Variety critic Todd McCarthy is employed again! He's joining the selection committee of the New York Film Festival, something he tells ArtsBeat he'd planned to do anyway, even before his layoff on Monday. Of the outpouring of Internet support these past few days, he says: "It’s almost been embarrassing. I had no idea, but the Web has just been full of stuff all week long. I know there’s just been a firestorm over at Variety, because I don’t think they had any idea that it would mushroom to this extent. But they asked for it." [ArtsBeat/NYT]

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