About Us

EDITORIAL STAFF

avatarCarley Johnson is an editorial associate for the Los Angeles-based film magazine, DGA Quarterly.  She has been running her classic movie blog, The Kitty Packard Pictorial, since 2008, and appeared on a Turner Classic Movies podcast in 2011 and a TCM Film Festival passholder segment in 2012. She also tweets about classic Hollywood and her abiding love for Daniel Day-Lewis at @MissCarley.
drewavatarDrew Morton is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication. While his students call him “Doctor” or “Dr. Drew,” he is unable to help people suffering from medical ailments (he can only prescribe films) or from sexual dysfunction (although he can be quick with a double entendre). His film criticism has appeared in Cultural Transmogrifier, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Pajiba. Follow Drew on Twitter at @thecinemadoctor.
jillavatarJill Blake is the owner/managing editor of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and the film editor at the pop culture website CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz, and a featured guest on the TCM podcast in 2013. In her spare time, Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries. Follow Jill on Twitter at @biscuitkitten.

CONTRIBUTING STAFF

wadeavatarWade Sheeler is a Reality TV Producer & Director, Writer, Frustrated lover of film and obscure music. I still make mixed tapes if I like you enough. For the Moviola, I’ll be covering all things where Movies + Music intersect , as well as film milestone anniversaries (10th, 25th, 50th, etc.) and occasional review new releases on DVD. Follow Wade on Twitter at @wadesheeler.
baBrandie Ashe is a freelance writer and editor from Alabama. She is the co-founder of and head writer for the film blog True Classics, a site dedicated to the Golden Age of Hollywood film and animation. Brandie will never outgrow her love for cartoons, both old and new. Her love for Cary Grant is absolute and damn near legendary. If she were a character in the Harry Potter series, Brandie’s patronus would be Robert Osborne. Follow Brandie on Twitter at @trueclassics.
kyleavatarKyle Turner has had a love for the magic of film in his blood since he was five. Since then, he has created his own film blog, moviescene.wordpress.com, become a short filmmaker, composed a research essay for his high school on film noir, and written for VeryAware.com as news contributor and think piece enthusiast. He’ll be covering various aspects of cinema in essays, probably from the perspective of a pretentious teenager. You can follow Kyle on Twitter at @tylekurner.
meaghanavatarMeaghan Clohessy was once told by her father that she would watch five hours of some guy sleeping as an excuse to go the movies. After finding such a film at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, she agreed he was right. Currently a senior Chatham University, she has spent the last two years writing movie reviews for the school newspaper “The Communique.” This is Meaghan’s first time taking her reviews to an online audience. She’ll cover new releases, mainly horror and action/thriller.
DJing Elsa's WeddingBrandon Hall is a high school English and History teacher, freelance essayist, screenwriter, director, and audiophile living in Brooklyn, New York. He was, at one point, an Associate Producer on a direct-to-DVD Cuba Gooding Jr. film called Linewatch (about which the first commenter on IMDb suggests is better than Taken! Which, woohoo!); he was a writer for Slate, that one time; and not so long ago, he was the editor-in-chief of a now-defunct music site called AudioVole. You can also see the last short film he made, Delusions of Love: A Case Study in Jealousy and 19th Century Formal Wear, if you’re interested, here. He does not have Twitter, therefore you cannot follow him. Unless you find him. In which case you better be fast. Because he is.
149083_10102539856164703_112955183_n (1)Diana Drumm is a freelance writer and editor based outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Along with The Moviola, she writes for The Playlist and Sound on Sight. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of St Andrews, her “expertise” includes British Cinema and Classic Hollywood. She was fortunate enough to meet and interview Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, albeit blushing and clumsily throughout, at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival. Follow Diana on Twitter at @DianaDDrumm.
photo-1Millie De Chirico has been a member of the programming department at Turner Classic Movies since 2004. She is the programmer and co-creator of their late night cult movie franchise, TCM Underground. Millie is also a part-time media advisor at SCAD Atlanta and writes sporadically about pop culture, music, and movies for the web. Follow her onTwitter at @milliedechirico
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