Dance Media Merges With Hollywood.com

January 12, 2023

Dear Friends,

We have exciting news. Dance Media has merged with Hollywood.com, a leading entertainment platform led by entrepreneurs Mitch Rubenstein and Laurie Silvers, the founders of the Syfy Channel, Broadway.com, Movietickets.com, and co-founders of Misfits, a leading e-sports organization. Silvers is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, a member of the Board of the PBS Foundation, and a life trustee of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

“This powerful combination of these two great brands strengthens our entertainment platform which will yield benefits for our customers and suppliers,” says Silvers. “Hollywood.com and Dance Media will continue to provide the same great content and service you’ve come to love with big plans to grow together in the future.”

Dance Media publishes Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Pointe, Dance Teacher, and The Dance Edit. These reach dance students, dance professionals and dance lovers around the world through their many channels spanning digital, print, audio, social, events, and more. “While I have enjoyed supporting these brands as they flourished, I’m anticipating even bigger, more strategic outcomes with Hollywood.com,” says Fred Seegal, previous owner of Dance Media. Currently Vice-Chair of Investment Banking at Cowen, he added that “I have known Mitch and Laurie for over 35 years and know they will be great leaders for the brands and am pleased they have asked me to stay on as Chairman of the Dance Magazine Awards.” Seegal also serves as the Board Chair at the Parrish Art Museum and is the immediate past Chair of the James Beard Foundation.

“The synergy between Dance Media and Hollywood.com will propel the dance brands forward, particularly where dance and entertainment intersect,” says Joanna Harp, President of Dance Media. “There is tremendous potential for new ideas, partnerships, audience cross-over, and leveraging this thoughtful connection.”

Over time, we believe this combination will make both Hollywood.com and Dance Media well-positioned for the long term. For now, it continues to be business as usual at Dance Media and you should not expect any changes in your partnership with us.

If you have questions, please contact your Dance Media representative, or if you’d like to talk to the team at Hollywood.com, please reach out to Kaity Navarro, Head of Business Operations at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Hollywood.com & Dance Media