Variety just announced that Jazz Tangcay will now serve as Artisans Editor!
We’ve been very lucky at AwardsDaily to have Jazz around for these past four years. It’s not every day you meet someone like Jazz, either in person or as treasured online friend who contributes so much as writer on your site.
The truth is, Jazz always was and will forever remain a supernova. She was always going places, that was obvious from the beginning. She started out in our TV section, then overhauled and created our social media department — we had none prior to that — and then moved on to doing hundreds of interviews and set visits. Eventually writing film reviews, attending parties and joining Gold Derby as a pundit, she’s recently joined the ranks of Rotten Tomatoes as a critic and the Broadcast Film Critics Association as a member. That is some high-flying bird stuff right there.
We are going to try hard not to be sad here at AwardsDaily because we know she is just an email, a text, or a phone call away. And we’re not going to listen to this song and get REALLY REALLY SAD!
We want to send her off properly and wish her the very best of everything this industry has to offer. We will be recording our last podcast tomorrow night, when we will do just that. In truth, this crazy-making industry doesn’t deserve our Jazz, but will be the better for her participation in it.
For all of the ways she has always been there, as a friend and as a writer and editor and tweeter, we will miss Jazz, more than she will ever know. We are proud that we can say we were her first stop on the way up.
With love and gratitude, from all of us here at Awards Daily.