/Film Is Thankful For…

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I am Thankful for a lot of things this year.

I am thankful for meeting up with David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley, they produce one of the best movie podcasts on the internet week after week. I wish I could take some credit, but I’ll publicly admit that I have absolutely nothing to do with the podcast other than saying “these guys are good, I wonder if they would do their thing on /Film” They deserve all the the credit.

I am thankful to Hunter Stephenson, who has provided a voice on the site that has never been heard before in the movie news realm.

YOU! – I am thankful for all of the millions of readers who have found us this year. We showed a great rate of growth this year, and it’s all your fault. Thank you!

I am thankful for Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net and Neil Miller of Film School Rejects. The news business is a very competitive place, but I really do consider these two guys as two of my best friends. These guys have challenged the way I think, and have greatly influenced what I and this website have grown to become over the last two years.

I want to thank Harry, Eric, Drew and the other guys at Ain’t It Cool News and JoBlo for paving the movie news landscape. I know I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been a reader of either of those sites long before /Film ever became a thought in the back of my head.

I am thankful from some of the great people I have met over the past year –

Danny Trachtenberg and the rest of the great guys at the Totally Rad Show – I’ve been listening to Dan since geekdrome. I do a lot of traveling, and I always catch up with TRS on my flights. I, like probably all the other listeners of the show, feel like I know Dan, Jeff and Alex personally. So to meet them for the first time felt like being reunited with old friends. Being able to geek out with them at E3 and Comic Con was extremely cool. And Dan, one of these days we’re actually gonna hang out when I come to town, I swear!

I’m not going to make this about name dropping, so I’m only going to drop two.

Kevin Smith – Before /Film, I tried briefly to become a filmmaker and Smith was my inspiration. To say I’m a fan is an understatement (I own a foot tall Silent Bob statue). I invited him to see The Dark Knight with me, and he invited me over his house. I’m glad to say I somewhat know the guy.

Darren Aronofsky – The fact that one of my top three favorite filmmakers reads /Film is just freaking mind blowing.

Okay, done.

The Alamo Drafthouse – I was lucky enough to discover this place this year during SXSW, and be invited back for Fantastic Fest. The Alamo is without a doubt the best movie theater in the country. Tim and the guys that run the ship are unmatched.

The great guys at Latino Review who are as Independent as you can get. They have taught me a lot about how the movie industry works.

Frosty from Collider, the only other Bostonian that I’ve been able to connect with in the movie news world.

Dave and Eve from the Geeks of Doom – Two of the nicest people I have met so far. It was fun hanging out at Comic Con, and I hope to hang out with both of them next time I come to New York.

Vic from ScreenRant – As much as I disagree with him on politics, this is a great guy and I’m glad to know him.

I want to thank Andrew, Orna and Tamar, the three best studio publicists in the world. And Betsy, the coolest local publicist that has ever existed.

If I’ve forgotten anyone, I’m sorry. I should also say that I tried to keep this about movies and the movie world – I didn’t get into family in friends in an effort not to bore the people reading at home.

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