Veteran entertainment reporter Paula Bernstein has joined Indiewire in the newly created position of Filmmaker Toolkit/Technology Editor. She is based in New York.
Bernstein will expand Indiewire's coverage of the entertainment and technology intersections, including transmedia, social media, crowdfunding, new distribution platforms, and digital filmmaking.
"Paula's hire represents the enhancement of a vital coverage area for us," said Dana Harris, editor in chief and general manger of Indiewire. "Technology has become a far-reaching entertainment area that can include filmmaking, distribution, financing, gear, startups, apps, VOD and more. We've covered a lot of this territory with our popular Filmmaker Toolkit section, but adding Paula to our team means we'll include more features, reviews, interviews, first-person reports and case studies than ever before."
Bernstein has been a contributor to Fast Company, a social media consultant, and a television reporter for Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. She has also written about film, television, and advertising for Filmmaker, TV Guide, The New York Times, Adweek and many other publications.
She is also the co-author of “Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited” and has appeared on various radio and TV programs.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Bernstein received her Masters in Cinema Studies from New York University, where she worked as a research assistant to film critic J. Hoberman.
Born in New York City, Bernstein lives in Brooklyn with her family. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @paulabernstein.