After narrowing its film staff from three to two in November, Time Out New York has officially named Senior Film Critic Joshua Rothkopf to the post of Film Editor. Rothkopf has been in the news most recently as the outgoing chair of the New York Film Critics Circle who presided over the awards ceremony whose disruption eventually led to Armond White's expulsion. Rothkopf has written for TONY since 2004, and was previously the chief film critic for In These Times. The complete press release follows.
JOSHUA ROTHKOPF NAMED FILM EDITOR OF
TIME OUT NEW YORK
New York, NY (January 30, 2014) – Joshua Rothkopf has been promoted to Film Editor of Time Out New York. Rothkopf will be leading film coverage in New York, and collaborating with teams in all Time Out cities to ensure that Time Out continues to inspire and inform film-goers around the world.
Rothkopf will report to Terri White, Editor In Chief of Time Out New York, and Dave Calhoun, Time Out's Global Film Editor, based in London. "I'm delighted that Josh Rothkopf is becoming Time Out New York's Film Editor at this very exciting stage in the development of Time Out's film coverage," said Calhoun. "Josh is already a key voice in US film journalism and has been a core part of Time Out New York's film team for ten years. Josh will be integral to growing and broadening Time Out's film coverage in New York, as well as contributing to the growth of our coverage and audience across the US and the rest of the world. Josh and his New York colleagues' reviews will now be read by Time Out's ever-increasing global audience, from the US to India, UK to China."
Time Out's Film section will continue to provide reviews, exclusive interviews, news, features and comprehensive local listings. In addition to reporting on major new releases, the team will continue its robust festival coverage, reporting from the Sundance, Berlin, and Cannes film festivals in early 2014. As Time Out expands, coverage will draw from a growing network of film writers around the world.
Joshua Rothkopf has worked at Time Out New York since 2004, and was named Senior Film Critic in 2007. His critiques have appeared in publications including Penthouse, Details, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader and In These Times, where he was chief film critic from 1999 to 2003. Recently, he served as chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle from 2012 to 2014. Rothkopf teaches at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and lives in Brooklyn.
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