Welcome Brian Brooks, New Managing Editor, to Movieline!
You've likely spotted a new byline on Movieline in recent days, one that's overdue for a formal introduction: Welcome Brian Brooks, our new managing editor, to the ML family!
Formerly of indieWIRE and our sister site Deadline (where he is still contributing), Brian brings a wealth of film-beat experience to Movieline, and we are thrilled to have him aboard as spring festival season takes off and the summer blockbuster harvest nears. Get to know Brian a little more below, and please greet him and keep an eye out for his splendid work going forward.
As Managing Editor at indieWIRE, Brian Brooks was integral in the execution of IW's daily editorial news and feature content. Additionally, Brian wrote and edited daily for the site, including biz, interviews, events and other material, as well as photography at events in New York where he is based, and at film festivals around the world. In addition to reporting from festivals, both in the U.S. and abroad (including Sundance, Toronto, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes, Berlin, Pusan and Reykjavik and more), he has moderated and produced events/panels in New York, Toronto and Austin and on the road and served on numerous festival juries. A native of California, Brian worked in music video at Elektra Entertainment after spending a year and a half living in Japan following graduation from UCLA in the mid-'90s. He also served as a writer for indieWIRE soon after it was founded in 1996, moved to New York City to formally join the indieWIRE staff as an assistant editor in April of 2000. He later became Associate Editor before being promoted to IW's number two position in 2007.