The Membership Empowerment Series is a program of interactive workshops and panels that help Critics Choice Association members advance their careers. Top level media experts share their wisdom, experience and advice to enable members to stand out and move forward in this ever changing media landscape. At the end of each presentation, members are invited to interact with the speakers and ask pertinent questions. Each session is recorded and posted in these archives, for the benefit of those who can’t attend live.
Experts from top media outlets give members a realistic look at what it takes to get a job as a film critic, full-time or freelance, in this rapidly changing media environment. They discuss what to pitch and how to pitch effectively. After the panel discussion, members ask relevant questions.
Hoai-Tran Bui, Inverse entertainment editor
Geoffrey Roth, Former News Director, KSWB San Diego, KSTU Salt Lake City, WJZY Charlotte
Andrew Pulver, Guardian Film Editor
Managerial supervisors from top entertainment media outlets speak about film/TV criticism and what they’re looking for in film/TV critics at their respective outlets. After the panel discussion, members ask relevant questions.
Eric Kohn, IndieWire vice president of editorial strategy/executive editor
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Hollywood Reporter editorial director
Tammy Phillips, Nexstar Media Group vice president of talent acquisition