Screen Rant had a humble start back in 2003 as a place to rant about some of the dumber stuff related to the movie industry. Although there was absolutely no plan to do anything beyond venting to a few online friends about movies, over the years ScreenRant.com has grown to be the #1 non-corporate-owned movie news site in America.*
The goal here at Screen Rant is to cover stories and review movies from a perspective that will inform and appeal to both the casual movie viewer and the fanboy/fangirl audience. We try to take a common sense approach to movie and TV news: stepping back and looking at the big picture to determine whether something is a good idea… or an idiotic one.
About the opinionated guy running the site
That would be me, Vic Holtreman. I’m originally from New Jersey, lived in California – and currently live in Utah. I’ve served in the Navy, and have been employed as a door to door salesman, construction worker, car salesman, waiter, mechanical drafter, mechanical designer, system administrator and search engine optimization specialist.
I’ve always been a huge Sci-Fi fan, starting with watching The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits when I was still too young for kindergarten, graduating to Star Trek reruns in the 70′s and of course fully initiated by the original Star Wars. I’m a big comic book fan and lover of superhero, action movies and the occasional horror flick.
I’d love to hear from you so don’t be bashful about dropping me a line! You can contact me by using our (you guessed it!) contact page.
Kofi Outlaw (Editor-in-Chief)
Kofi Outlaw is originally from Philadelphia, PA but now lives in New York City.
Addiction to comic books, movies and a love of writing sent Kofi to the University of Pittsburgh where he received a dual B.A. in Writing and Literature with a minor in Film Studies. More recently, Kofi received his graduate MFA in Writing from The New School.
Kofi loves all kinds of films from brainless blockbusters to fancy art-house pleasers. He says that nothing really specific makes him geek out all that much.
Follow Kofi on Twitter: @ppnkof
Rob Keyes (Senior Editor / Head of PR)
Robert Keyes (Screen Rant‘s only Canadian writer), started writing for the site in September 2008. He was offered a writing position based on his participation on the site as a long-time commenter and story-submitter. Not long later, Rob became an Editor for the site where he helps publish the growing number of articles we write.
Rob is also the Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched sister site for Screen Rant, GameRant.com which keeping in the style of the flagship site, covers video game news/previews/reviews (without the sugar coating of course).
Rob is 24 years old with a Masters Degree in Economics. He wishes to eventually mesh his business, computer, economics and finance backgrounds with his love of the media entertainment industry with hopes of a career in one of the fields down the road. (So if you work for a major studio and have an open position – contact him!).
Rob is an avid viewer of all kinds of film and television and is also a big video gamer. Much of his spare time is spent with friends playing and/or watching sports and all of the entertainment forms listed above. That is, when he’s not working at his day job or the two sites.
Follow Rob on Twitter @rob_keyes
Follow Game Rant on Twitter @gamerant
Ben Kendrick (Managing Editor)
Ben Kendrick is a graduate of the New School’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, with an emphasis in fiction. Currently, he’s nearing completion on his novel: How I Saw Myself on America’s Most Wanted and serves as an editor-at-large for the literary magazine LIT.
Ben has been passionate about movies ever since standing in line for a midnight showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he was eight. As a result of his background in creative writing, Ben is drawn to films that make story and character a priority; however, that never stops him from enjoying a range of Hollywood offerings – from blockbuster action flicks to campy so-bad-they’re-good B-movies. He’s also an avid gamer and is a regular contributor at Screen Rant’s sister site, Game Rant. Visit Ben’s website if for no other reason than to get a better sense of the conditions under which he was conceived.
Follow Ben on Twitter @ benkendrick.
Anthony Ocasio (TV Editor)
As Screen Rant’s television editor, I get yelled at by fans of every television show on the air. It’s not my fault that your favorite show is terrible. Kidding! (kind of)
Sandy Schaefer (Contributing Editor)
Sandy Schaefer knows far too much about theoretical mathematics and anthropology. He spends most of his time nowadays writing about, reviewing, and making movies.
Follow him on Twitter @feynmanguy.
Ben Moore (Editor)
Benjamin Andrew Moore is a freelance writer living in New York, NY. He loves movies, television, comic books, literature, sarcasm, various forms of cheesecake, and everything else that’s awesome. His personal website is BenjaminAndrewMoore.com.
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