BFCA Member Profile

Keith Simanton

Primary Outlet:
IMDB.com
Website:
http://www.imdb.com
Biography:
Keith Simanton is the Managing Editor of IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world, and a longtime commentator on movies and the arts. Keith helped co-found one of the first movie websites, Film.com, and went on to review film for the Seattle Times, Movieline and Amazon.com. In addition to being the “Movie Guy” on Seattle-area radio and TV stations over the years he is one of the “Oscar Experts” on Goldderby.com. He travels to the major film festivals each season including Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto, as well as being on the board of the Seattle Film Festival. His greatest accomplishment has been with IMDb, which, when he joined in August of 2000, had 3 million page views a month. IMDb now enjoys the patronage of more than 160 million unique users a month, with 75 million downloads of IMDb’s mobile apps worldwide. IMDb’s social network includes over 4.4 million Facebook Likes and almost a million Twitter followers. In addition to writing weekly reviews Keith hosts IMDb’s new “What to Watch” series: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi929016089/