Hey, remember how I said there’d be big news over the weekend, and everybody thought it was the collapse of HD DVD?
Turns out there’s something else to report:
NOW Magazine appoints NORMAN WILNER as SENIOR FILM WRITER
NOW Magazine is happy to announce that Norman Wilner has joined the NOW team as Senior Film Writer.
Raised in the projection booth of the Orpheum Theatre at Bathurst and Queen – his grandfather owned the theatre for four decades – Norm has been writing about movies for 20 years, mostly with the Star as critic and author of the Video File in Starweek and in Metro newspapers across Canada. He also covers the DVD scene for an estimated 4-million readers for Sympatico/MSN, has been a contributing editor for the internationally acclaimed film journal Cinema Scope, and has written for and edited Marquee Magazine and appeared in Montage and The Hollywood Reporter.
People have noticed. Testimony to his stature is his participation on film-festival juries in Toronto, London, Montreal and Palm Springs. His peers have also expressed their appreciation by recently electing him Vice-President of the Toronto Film Critics Association.
He will appear weekly in the pages of NOW and be a consistent contributor to NOW’s online component. With his background in television – he’s had a major presence on Global Television’s Entertainment Desk, on The Movie Network’s @ The Movies and on Rogers Television’s Your World This Week – he’ll be the public face of NOW’s film section.
As much as I cringe at the notion of seeing my career condensed into a press release … well, it’s all true, man! I’ll be making my first appearance in this Thursday’s issue … which means that last week’s reviews were my last for Metro.
So, that’s an end to my national presence. But here’s to the brave new world of the independent arts weekly!