Leave it to The Reeler to scoop us on our own gossip. As Mr. VanAirsdale reported earlier today, I am indeed giving up the corner office here at Cinematical Headquarters on March 1. I am, indeed, signing the baby over to James Rocchi, who will lead a talented editorial team also consisting of reader-turned-blogger-turned behind-the-scenes wizardress Martha Fischer, and current Managing Editor Kim Voynar. Yes, I am indeed leaving in order to work on a new project for our corporate overlords, AOL. And yes, I will cease regular daily posting (which, as your emails indicate, many of you have noticed I've basically done already).

But it's not going to be that easy to get rid of me: Monday morning I'm going to help kick off our two-week Oscar blitz with the first installment of our new weekly podcast, and ten days after Rocchi takes the wheel, I leave for Austin, where I'll speak on a blogging panel at the SXSW Film Festival. And, yes, I'll be writing a weekly column right here starting in early March. You won't have a chance to miss me, I promise - but if you do anyway, hit me up at karina AT cinematical DOT com. In the meantime, let's have a round of applause for the new editorial team. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go have my Editor Emeritus baseball cap resized...