Noel Manning, II






At a Glance – Born in Ayden, NC – now calls Boiling Springs, NC his home. – A fan of films and film making since childhood (all genres). – First film going experience memory – Frankenstein (1931) at a Saturday matinee. – Favorite film comedy from childhood – Young Frankenstein (1974). – Worked on the 20th Century Fox – academy award winning film “Last of the Mohicans” film (1991). Has written, directed and produced numerous independent documentaries and doc-shorts (including award-winners – “Abe Lincoln: North Carolinian”, “The Life and Death of the Drive-In”, and “Earl Owensby: The Man, The Myth”). – Co-founder of the Real to Reel Film and Video Festival – Shelby, NC (1999). – Charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (  Has been reviewing films and producing film-related articles/stories since 1990 (newspaper, TV, radio and internet). – Adjunct professor of Communications Studies – Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC. – General Manager – WGWG 88.3 FM . Host for three weekly film-related shows: Cinema-Scene – co-hosted by BFCA scholars – Cinema-Scene looks at box-office results, new releases in theatres and DVDs and offers film reviews and hot film-related topics. Airs each Friday on WGWG 88.3 FM and Also available on Facebook at Blindside Movie Reviews – Noel Manning and Jay Forry, the nation’s only blind movie critic offer weekly film reviews on WGWG 88.3 FM and on Jay Forry’s reviews are syndicated across the nation on various radio stations and in newspapers. His unique style and sense of humor make for entertaining and insightful critiques that give you a heads-up on what’s hot and what’s not. Also available via I-Tunes podcast and Noel also hosts “Boxoffice Briefs”, a weekly webcast on the week’s hottest films, on, facebook and youtube. His daily feature, Televenture explores the world of TV entertainment.

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Cleveland Headline News , The Shelby Star (newspaper), (internet)