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February 14, 2012 12:27 PM
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Indiewire Hires Alison Willmore to Cover the Best in Television

Clockwise from bottom left: Alison Willmore, "The Walking Dead," "Justified," "Mildred Pierce," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "True Blood," "Luck," "Homeland"
Over the last 15 years, Indiewire has covered the best that independent film has to offer. And then a funny thing happened: some of it moved into TV.

Talented filmmakers like Todd Haynes, Nicole Holofcener, Rian Johnson, Patty Jenkins, Jeremy Podeswa, Alan Taylor, Lynn Shelton, Lena Dunham, Tim Hunter, Brad Anderson, Joshua Marston, Jim McKay (and many more than we can mention here) migrated onto the credit crawls for programs like "Mad Men," "Girls," "The Big C," "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Killing," "The Wire," and "Treme." And the shows they've contributed to and helped create are fantastic.

So we're adding the art and craft of award-winning, critically acclaimed network and cable shows and movies, as well as VOD and online offerings, to your Indiewire coverage. We plan to look at TV with the same keen, discerning eye we examine independent film and Hollywood. And your esteemed guide will be our new TV editor, Alison Willmore, who starts March 1.

We've been fans of Alison's work for a long time. She's the former online editor at IFC and an ongoing contributor at The Onion's AV Club, Movieline, and Time Out New York. She's also the co-creator of podcast Filmspotting: SVU. She knows exactly how to focus on the increasingly blurry line between great film and great TV, and will cover everything from interviews with show creators and talent to reviews and analysis. (She'll also feature coverage and analysis from an on-going series of contributors.)

Along with the new content that Alison oversees, we'll also be highlighting our wide range of TV content from members of the Indiewire blog network including Anne Thompson, Caryn James, The Playlist, Shadow and Act, PressPlay, Women and Hollywood, Reel Politik and more.

You can find a lot of this great content here (http://www.indiewire.com/category/television/) now, including reviews, breaking news and coverage of shows like "The Walking Dead," "Luck," "Shameless" and "Downton Abbey" and more. 

In the next few months, expect interviews and reviews of upcoming premieres, including the new season of "Mad Men" and "Nurse Jackie," Lena Dunham's "Girls," the Oscar-nominated HBO short doc "God is the Bigger Elvis" and doc series "The Weight of the Nation" and movies like Jay Roach's "Game Change" and John Madden's "Masters & Johnson." 

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  • Daniel Loria | February 14, 2012 2:43 PMReply

    Great news to hear that such a talented writer is joining to expand iW's scope. I'm sure Alison will fit in very well with the young and dynamic writing team that's already there. Looking forward to reading up on my TV news here as well.