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Mar 8, 2010

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FilmBook’s Purpose

FilmBook is a independently-owned, entertainment 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 381,702, 325 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 and contributor at the University of Connecticut newspaper The Daily Campus, 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

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
Author of these articles.
Email Address: deyanangelov 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, News Writer
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
Author of these articles.
Email Address: drew.stelter AT film-book Dot com

Eden TirlEden Tirl

Eden Tirl is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She has had an unassuming but fortunate career in front of the camera as an actress (in both television and film,) and a very successful one behind the scenes as a writer. She is a voracious television consumer and critic. She is currently working on her first feature-length documentary in Boston.

Position: TV / Film Critic, News Writer
Author of these articles.
Email Address: eden.tirl 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
Author of these articles.
Email Address: nick.denitto AT film-book Dot com
LinkedIn Page: Nick DeNitto

Shanee EdwardsShanee Edwards

Shanee is a screenwriter and educator living in Los Angeles. She created the web series She Blinded Me w Science to encourage young girls to explore science and technology. You can also read her blog where she chronicles her filmmaking and teaching adventures.

Position: Film Critic / Interviews
Author of these articles.
Email Address: shanee.edwards AT film-book Dot com
LinkedIn Page: Shanee Edwards

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FilmBook’s Former Writers and Contributors

 

William Kryjak

William is studying Executive Business Management. His program is in Barcelona but his classes are in English. He is also studying Spanish on his own and trying to become fluent as well.

Position: Writer
Author of these articles.
Email Address: williamkryjak AT film-book Dot com
LinkedIn Page: William Kryjak

Romney J. Baldwin

Romney is a former freelance writer, researcher, copy editor, and proofreader who has a background in writing about tech, culture, and entertainment.

Position: Writer
Author of these articles.
Email Address: romneyjbaldwin AT film-book Dot com

Sandy Hoffman

Sandy is a Book, TV, movie, and game review writer, as well as an avid supporter of indie film and indie artist. She is currently pursuing a degree in creative writing for entertainment and trans-media storytelling.

Position: Contributor
Author of these articles.
Email Address: aidyspoetry AT gmail Dot com
LinkedIn Page: Sandy Hoffman
IMDb Page: Sandy Hoffman

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FilmBook’s Guest Authors

 

Guest authors contribute to FilmBook on an irregular basis.Their article topics range from News Stories to Editorials.

Travis Ruhland
Author of these articles.

Cara Hall
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Leanne Miller
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Jeremy Kibler
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Paul Clemens
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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 fiascos 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

BFi London Film Festival 2013

Sundance London Film Festival

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Tribeca Film Festival

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