Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mark Frith departs Heat

So talented editor Mark Frith is leaving Heat as first predicted on Arcati about two months ago. I said he would go to Mojo. Now I doubt it. Times may have changed at Emap ...

4 comments:

Michael said...

Good riddance to the snivelling, spineless, lanky streak of piss. I've never had any respect for him after he capitulated to the Emap head honchos way back at Sky over some amusing pictures of Kama Sutra chocolates. Just as the finished pages were ready to be sent to repro, Frith got a major case of the heebie jeebies and wondered if Sky would be prosecuted over chocolate representations of erect penises and spread legs. After he'd contacted Mark Ellen, then editorial director, about the risque choccies, he realised that he was over-reacting until Ellen came down and demanded that "censored" bars be put over any active genitalia. Against the wishes of the editorial production and art department, Firth caved in and the issue was duly printed with Bowdlerised confectionery. Pity he wasn't so jittery about the offensive Harvey stickers. I wonder how he'll manage outside the Emap cocoon.... he's been in there since his teenage years.

Anonymous said...

'Heat' had an editor !

Anonymous said...

I think Mark plans to become a Breakfast TV presenter. It's the natural next move.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for his revelations about Big Brother stars and Ricky Gervais. Oooh, wait a minute - I can.