Leading film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has joined indieWIRE.
This week, indieWIRE is officially launching Leonard Maltin’s website as part of the indieWIRE Blog Network that includes sites from Anne Thompson, Reverse Shot and the editors of indieWIRE, among others.
A fixture on TV’s Entertainment Tonight for nearly 30 years, Maltin is also an author of numerous film books and editor of the annual paperback book, “Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide.”
He is an instructor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, hosts the weekly program Secret’s Out on ReelzChannel and introduces movies on DirecTV. For six years he was the film critic for Playboy Magazine.
At the age of 15, Leonard Maltin began publishing Film Fan Monthly, a magazine for film buffs looking at movie history. He continued it through 1975. Among his books are “The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio’s Golden Age,” “Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons,” “The Great Movie Comedians,” “The Disney Films,” “The Art of the Cinematographer,” “Selected Short Subjects,” and (as co-author) “The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang.”
According to his Wikipedia page, Leonard Maltin is included in the Guinness Book of World Records for writing the world’s shortest movie review – just one word. His review of the 1948 musical “Isn’t It Romantic?”: “No”.
His new blog home is available now here at indieWIRE. Welcome Leonard!