I recently completed my sixth year as Managing Editor and contributor for Leonard Maltin’s Annual Movie Guide: The Modern Era. Now this comes as no surprise but, looking back, the journey here was certainly circuitous.  With my Arts and Communications degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in hand, I arrived in Los Angeles and worked as an actress, while supplementing my artistic income (who didn’t?) through a variety of jobs. Never straying far from the writing and journalism I’d grown to love in college, I designed and edited newsletters, wrote promos, was a regular contributor for Los Angeles publications COSI and the first NO HO Magazine and worked PR for celebrities. Soon I was covering movies and entertainment events for Zap2It.com and its then Movie Editor Michael Symanski.  Michael, unbeknownst to him, was not only a mentor, he was an inspiration; someone whose advice and guidance was as meaningful as my later associations with the intrepid Mr. Sidney Poitier and the prolific Leonard Maltin.  There will be more to come, I’m sure. In the meantime, find me in the TV section at leonardmaltin.com, Facebook and on Twitter at @TheTVolution.