Media sites are figuring out that writers with online followings are worth building into media personalities. Oscar expert Dave Karger recently left EW to grow his celebrity cred at Fandango; a while back Mike Ausiello ditched his EW TV blog for TVLine. And Andrew Sullivan, most notably, has left perching at other people's sites like Time, The Atlantic and The Daily Beast to invest in his own subscriber-based, ad-free site, The Dish. Someday, when he's big enough, Boucher will be able to do the same thing.
“It’s an amazing time for the entertainment of the fantastic -- zombies have brought new life to television, young wizards have reshaped the literary marketplace and, at the movies, superheroes don’t just leap tall buildings they give us a modern mythology. All of it is connected by the passionate fan tribes of today, the ones who cheer for Katniss, Batman, Gandalf and Yoda and are always ready for the next quest and adventure. Now, with CapeTown, all of their heroes share one home address on the internet.”
Also in the works for CapeTown is a film and TV festival in collaboration with the American Cinematheque and the Egyptian Theater. Check out CapeTown here.