Last night industry gathered in Pyrmont to farewell longtime Fairfax TV critic Michael Idato (pictured, left) who is relocating to Los Angeles but will continue to file for the Sydney Morning Herald. That should see him land some good scoops.
Mediaweek reported a ‘who’s who’ of guests including former SMH colleagues Greg Hassall and Doug Anderson, Spectrum editor Louise Schwartzkoff, arts editor John Saxby, Spectrum deputy Gabriel Wilder, sports editor Ian Fuge, rugby league writer Glenn Jackson, Sun-Herald columnist Jo Casamento, Guide editor Scott Ellis, national entertainment editor Monique Farmer, music editor Peter Vincent, Life editor Sue Bennett, SMH tech reporter James W. Manning.
There were nearly as many rival publicists as a Logie event including Heidi Virtue, Angela Alexander, Jo’an Papadopoulos, Vic Buchan, Kate Amphlett, Kristina Echols, Jane Macleod, Asha Burns, David Brown, Jamie Campbell, Lucy Squire, plus Graham Burrells, Alexandra Phillips, Leonie Lowe, Peter Holder and journos Holly Byrnes, Kathy McCabe, Andrew Webster, Joshua Dowling, plus Triple M’s Brenden Wood, TV critic Andrew Mercado and Wentworth producer Jo Porter.
Michael Idato was also recently a consultant on Foxtel’s Wentworth reimagining.