the traveler's resource guide to festivals & filmsa FestivalTravelNetwork.com site part of Insider Media llc.
Editorial Director (FestivalTravelNetwork.com) -- Brad BalfourEditor In Chief (FilmFestivalTraveler.com) -- Brad Balfour
Editor In Chief (Fearsmag.com) -- Joe Mauceri
Senior Editor/Content Manager -- Lynne ShannonSenior Writer -- Eric LurioAssistant Editor -- Allie Finkel, Christopher Lai
Contributing Editors:Kevin FilipskiLucy KomisarDan PersonsLloyd Carroll
Consulting Editors: Frank LoveceLaura Blum
Contributing Writers:Nobu Hosoki, Maitland McDonough, James Van Mannen, Jack Angstreich, Ward Morehouse III, Marion DS Dreyfus, Trent Gough
Contributors [current & past]:Terry Maloney, Barbara Hourigan, Sean Glass, Eric Grunes, Peter Hargrove, Elke Weiss, Jessica Gatdula, Mark Doyle, Ted Faraone, Jordan Brandes, Perri Nemiroff, Perry Santanoche
Contributing Photographers:Tom Lau, Roger Wong
Bios:Brad Balfour, Editor In ChiefDrawing on film, arts, and pop culture creators for over 25 years as the subjects of his interviews, he has developed a content syndicate, BMBmedia, and blogs on the Huffingtonpost.com--one of biggest news sites in the world. Whether trading quips with such actors as Tom Cruise or contemplating cultural hiccups with directors like Martin Scorsese, this former midwesterner has spoken with nearly everyone from such rockers as the Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam, to writers like Hubert Selby and Ken Kesey, to actors such as Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. As he launches this site, http://filmfestivaltraveler.com, he regularly contributes to such outlets as popentertainment.com, blackfilm.com and fearsmag.com, does panels or workshops on filmmakers, and works on his own video projects. Mired in his resume are also stints as timessquare.com's editor in chief (covering everything from tech to food and travel), a columnist for fashion mag Lincoln Road; AM-New York's regular film interviewer; Irish Connections' founding editor; Creem Magazine's senior editor; Reflex magazine's features editor and an editor at Heavy Metal.Joe Mauceri, Editor In Chief, Fearsmag.comJoseph brings over 20 years experience in the entertainment travel industry. Aiding talent, management, and crew, he has worked with acts such as Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Slayer, The Muse, Blondie, The Indigo Girls, Def Leppard, Fountains of Wayne, The Used, Mastodon, Skinny Puppy, Tinted Windows, and Simone. He served as the travel production manager at Viacom, working on a variety of projects from Fairway to Heaven to MTV’s Spring Break. His other television projects included The Naked Brothers Band and Kidnapped, as well as pilots for several other networks. From independent to studio projects, location scouting, or making arrangement for principles to attend festivals, Joseph has lent his area of expertise to such films as The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Quid Pro Quo, Padre Nuestro, Headspace, The Perfect Holiday, and The War Within to name just a few. Recognized for his work with talent he has helped such pop culture conventions as Wizard, Dragon Con, Chiller, Monster Mania, Rock and Shock, Horrorhound, SpookyWorld and numerous other regional events in making air, ground transportation, and lodging arrangements for their celebrity guests.Frank Lovece, Executive EditorThe author of five major-publisher books about television and film (plus another with renowned photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, on missing and exploited children) Lovece is an entertainment writer for Newsday, covering TV, film and theater. His work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Premiere, American Film, Film Journal, Penthouse, Women's Day and the photography site TakeGreatPictures.com.
As a a Web editor, he successfully launched sites for Sound & Vision, Popular Photography and Habitat magazines, and such TV series as Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica for the SciFi Channel. He has, additionally, scripted superhero, horror and licensed-character comic books for Marvel Comics, Harris Comics and Dark Horse Comics, and with artist Mike Okamoto created the award-winning series Atomic Age for Marvel's creator-owned imprint, Epic Comics.
Laura Blum, Senior EditorA producer, journalist and lecturer, Laura Blum most recently curated The Ironic Curtain: Czech Cinema since the Velvet Revolution, presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Her production credits include the thriller, The Cry, and such documentaries as Becoming Barack and Heathen. Previously Laura oversaw content development at Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Mexico City-based Jade Films. She has written for such outlets as filmfestivals.com, comingsoon.net and Adweek magazine (as staff media reporter). She co-edited the bestselling Mating in Captivity (HarperCollins) and co-wrote Thanksgiving Celebration & Ceremony (Crown). Laura has also directed entertainment and media forums at the Americas Society and Center for Communication. A regular speaker for Talk Cinema, Great Neck Arts Center, New York Film Critics Series and Wesleyan University, she also serves as programming advisor for numerous festivals and organizations.
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