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FilmBook’s Purpose

FilmBook is a independently-owned, entertainment industry news website. Reporting on the film and television industries, FilmBook is the go-to source for the ever evolving, plugged-in, and media-hungry generation. Referenced in the New York Times and a IMDb NewsDesk Partner, our numerous unique visitors read 90-120 thousand pages a month because they’re fascinated and intrigued by what we have to say concerning the news stories we report on. They engage with and follow us via social media because we entertain while edifying them on hot topics. Founded in 2008, FilmBook is based in New Haven, Connecticut with writers in New York, Los Angeles, Utah, and London, England. FilmBook has a Page Rank of 4, an Alexa Global Rank of 398,640, 349 other websites link to it, and 41 thousand of its URLs have been added to Google’s Index.

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FilmBook’s current number of Followers:

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FilmBook’s Executive Team, Staff Writers, and Contributors

Rollo TomasiRollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.

Position: Founder / Editor-in-Chief / Head Writer
Author of these articles
Email Address: filmbook AT film-book Dot com
Google+ Page: Rollo Tomasi

Sam JosephSam Joseph

Sam is an Avid consumer/observer of Geek culture, and collector of Fanboy media from earliest memory. Armchair sociologist and futurist. Honest critic with satarical­­ if not absurdist­­ wit with some experience in comics/ animation production.

Position: TV / Film Critic, News Writer
Author of these articles
Email Address: samjoseph AT film-book Dot com

Mike SmithMichael Smith

Michael is currently attending The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He loves film and television since he was a kid, and comic book films were a big part of that. He is a contributing writer for www.get-reel.net and www.thetvpage.com, and often writes film reviews for his school newspaper and creates YouTube review videos.

Position: TV / Film Critic, Podcast
Coverage Location: Albany, NY
Author of these articles
Email Address: mike.smith AT film-book Dot com

Drew StelterDrew Stelter

Drew is 23-years-old male and a film aficionado. He has attended the Sundance Film Festival (at its Salt Lake City venues) three out of the last four years, seeing an average of 20+ movies each year. He is involved in local film organizations the Utah Film Center and the Salt Lake Film Society. He submitted an essay to AMPAS on 12/6/2013 about my favorite piece of film memorabilia that he owns. He heard back on 1/3/14 that he had won two tickets to the Oscars Red Carpet fan bleachers on March 2, 2014.

Position: TV / Film Critic, News Writer
Coverage Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Author of these articles
Email Address: drew.stelter AT film-book Dot com

Nick DeNittoVictor Stiff

Born and raised in Toronto, Victor has spent the past decade using his love and knowledge of the city to highlight and promote significant cultural events such as TIFF, The IIIFA awards, and the Anokhi Gala. He is an avid reader of Sci-fi and Horror and constantly sits through indie film marathons in rabid anticipation of the genre’s next great film auteurs. He also contributes sci-fi and fantasy movie reviews to www.zone-six.net

Position: Film / TV Critic
Coverage Location: Manhattan, NYC
Author of these articles
Email Address: victor.stiff AT film-book Dot com
Google+ Page: Victor Stiff

Nick DeNittoMufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

Position: Film / TV Critic
Coverage Location: Manhattan, NYC
Author of these articles
Email Address: mufsin.mahbub AT film-book Dot com
Google+ Page: Mufsin Mahbub

Brian FireBrian Fire

Brian is a screenwriter and visual fx Artist who loves science fiction, drama and follows many Tv shows. He is a versatile writer who is published and has written copy for: CompUsa, The California State Lottery and Princess Cruise lines. Every year he attends The Sundance Film Festival and the San Diego Comic Con filling up on his other passions…indie films, comic books and video games.

Position: Film / TV Critic
Coverage Location: Los Angeles, California
Author of these articles
Email Address: brian.fire AT film-book Dot com

Deyan AngelovDeyan Angelov

Deyan is a college student that has studied English for ten years in his home country Bulgaria. He has worked as a proof-reader and a translator for several online employers. He has worked for MyLikes.com and Lolzparade, where he was among the top image/video/text gallery producers, with a concentration on popular entertainment involving fashion, sports, film, music, etc.

Position: TV / Film Critic, News Writer
Coverage Location: London, England
Author of these articles
Email Address: deyanangelov AT film-book Dot com

Nick DeNittoNick DeNitto

Nick DeNitto graduated with Honors from Adelphi University. He began writing movie reviews in middle school and has worked tirelessly to mold his own unique critical voice. He is currently affiliated with the National Board of Review and hopes that one day he is remembered as “The People’s Film Critic.”

Position: Film / TV Critic
Coverage Location: Staten Island, NYC
Author of these articles
Email Address: nick.denitto AT film-book Dot com
LinkedIn Page: Nick DeNitto

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FilmBook’s Story

In the beginning…I decided to start a movie website of my own in January of 2008. It was a simplistic website but an informative one.

By 2009, things were going well: we had a Google Page Rank of 3 by this point but then we hit a major bump in the road, resulting in a near catastrophe. That experience and its result are written about below:

The Fall and Rise of a Website: Prologue

The Fall and Rise of a Website: The Situation

The Fall and Rise of a Website: The Result

The Fall and Rise of a Website: What was Lost

The Fall and Rise of a Website: What was Learned

After that nightmare ended and some time passed, FilmBook upgraded to a newer, more professional looking website. New contributors starting submitting content and we were upgraded from a Google Page Rank of 3 to 4.

In 2011, we had our first custom website built for this URL.

Also in 2011, we were accepted into IMDb as a NewsDesk Partner.

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In 2012-2013, FilmBook added two new writers, William Kryjak and Romney J. Baldwin, and endured one of the worst advertising fiascoes we have ever encountered. That experience and its result are written about below:

Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt1 – Introduction

Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt2 – The Pledge

Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt3 – The Turn

Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt4 – The Prestige

Reelkandi.tv’s CEO is a Magician: Beware of Falling for his Tricks Pt5 – The Trick’s Legacy

Between 2013-2014, we added six new writers (Sam Joseph, Michael Smith, Deyan Angelov, Shanee Edwards, Nick DeNitto, Drew Stelter) and we were admitted into five national and international film festivals and conventions for the first time:

New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival 2013

New York Comic Con

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London Film Festival

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Sundance London Film Festival

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Tribeca Film Festival

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In 2014-2015, FilmBook added more writers (Victor Stiff, Brian Fire, John Sammon, Tyler Morgan, Lindsay Bern, Thomas Jenkins, Thomas Fairfield, K. Andrew Turner, and Kat Smith) and introduced a new department, Podcast.

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All of the Podcasts were accepted into iTunes (FilmBookCast, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Constantine, The Flash, Film Review, Gotham, The Walking Dead), Stitcher, Player FM, Tune In, and in many other mp3 listening and subscribing venues.

We were admitted into the Sundance Film Festival for the first time:

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FilmBook‘s history is every expanding. Check back frequently for new developments.