Deputy editor Pat Saperstein oversees coverage for breaking news, film, Los Angeles local news, obituaries and restaurants for Variety. She started her career as U.S. editor of Le Film Francais and has an extensive background in international and independent film and documentaries. A frequent film festival juror and moderator for panels and Q&As, she has contributed to books including ¡°Cannes: Fifty Years of Sun Sex and Celluloid,¡± ¡°Boffo,¡± ¡°EAT: Los Angeles¡± and ¡°DRINK: Los Angeles.¡± An L.A. native, she loves covering the city and Hollywood history.

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