AWFJ Welcomes Twelve New Members in 2011

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The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce its 2011 slate of new members, invited from among the top news media covering the content and business of film. The additions bring the number of leading women journalists on the organization’s roster to 70.

Listed in alphabetical order, the AWFJ welcomes:

  • Nikki Baughan – MovieScope (United Kingdom), Editor, Critic, Feature Writer
  • Dana Harris – IndieWire, Editor-in-Chief
  • Leba Hertz – San Francisco Chronicle, Editor, Film Section
  • Carole Horst – Variety, Associate Editor
  • Kimberley Jones – Austin Chronicle, Contributing Film Critic, Editor Books & Screens
  • Rebecca Keegan – Los Angeles Times, Film Writer: Previews, Interviews, Features
  • Perri Nemiroff – CinemaBlend, Contributor: Reviews, Interviews, Features
  • Pat Saperstein – Variety, Senior Editor
  • Betsy Sharkey – Los Angeles Times, Film Critic
  • Nicole Sperling – Los Angeles Times, Film Writer: Previews, Interviews, Features
  • Julide Tanriverdi – Gala Magazine (Germany), US Bureau Chief, Covers Film Industry
  • Staci Layne Wilson – Horror.com, Contributor: Reviews, Interviews, Features

Founded in 2006, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists is a nonprofit organization of professional women film reviewers and journalists who write about film. Members are outstanding, well-credentialed colleagues, esteemed by their peers, who review, interview and cover cinema for major print, broadcast and online media outlets.

AWFJ admits new members to the organization once a year, at the conclusion of AWFJ’s annual EDA Awards cycle. The organization receives dozens of membership inquiries and applications throughout the year. Based on careful consideration of each application, the Board of Directors issues invitations to join the organization. Only those who meet AWFJ’s high standards of professionalism and experience are invited to join.

AWFJ has also appointed noted entertainment publicist Sharon J. Kahn, President of Kahn Media Strategies, to its Board of Advisors.

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is dedicated to raising the volume on the voices of professional women who write about film, presenting women‘s perspectives on movies and the film industry. We are concerned with the way in which images of women are projected in cinema and achieving equality of opportunity for women working in all aspects of the film industry. We support work by and about women – both in front of and behind the cameras – through intra-group promotional activities, outreach programs and by presenting the AWFJ EDA Awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishments (best and worst) in cinema each year.

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