Dana Harris is the Los Angeles-based Editor-in-Chief and General Manager of Indiewire. She’s covered the film industry for nearly two decades, including 11 years at Variety in roles that included film reporter, creating lifestyle section Variety Weekend and editor of Variety.com. You can follow her @TheKnife.
James Israel is the Los Angeles-based Publisher and Vice President of Advertising for Indiewire, who began his career at the company in 2001 as Managing Editor for Indiewire’s coverage of the Sundance Film Festival. As VP of Advertising, James oversees advertising/sponsorship revenue as well as leads the sales development and business strategies. Indiewire partners with a wide range of entertainment and general consumer brands, including: Amazon, American Express, Canon, Chase Sapphire, Diet Coke, Fox, HBO, Paramount, Sony, Time Warner, and Warner Bros. Also a filmmaker, James has had his films screen at numerous festivals, including South by Southwest, the Hamptons International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival and more.
Anne Thompson is the Los Angeles-based Editor-at-Large for Indiewire. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and on staff at Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter, where she founded their first blog, “Riskybiz,” and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to IW. Follow her @akstanwyck.
Eric Kohn is the New York-based Deputy Editor & Chief Film Critic at Indiewire. In addition to overseeing operations for IndieWire’s New York film team, he reviews numerous films throughout the year and reports on the industry. Kohn travels to film festivals around the globe, interviews filmmakers and manages Indiewire’s network for professional film critics, the Criticwire Network. He also oversees the Critics Academy initiative, a series of educational workshops for aspiring entertainment journalists, and teaches film criticism at NYU. Prior to joining Indiewire, Eric contributed to The New York Times and other outlets. Follow him @erickohn.
Kate Erbland is the New York-based Managing Editor at Indiewire, where she writes and edits daily for the site. Kate is a former Associate Editor for Film School Rejects, and her previous work can be found at Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, The Dissolve, ScreenCrush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, Bustle, Dame Magazine, Movies.com, Fandango, The Playlist, amNY, Vulture, MTV.com, Details.com, MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and Film.com. Follow her @katerbland.
Liz Shannon Miller is the Los Angeles-based TV Editor at Indiewire, and has been talking on the Internet about television since the very beginnings of the Internet. After studying film at USC, she worked for two years as a staff writer on G4’s “Attack of the Show,” wrote dialogue for the U.S. Army, covered the online video world as a tech reporter, served as web editor at Variety, and has been published by the New York Times, Comedy Central, The Wrap, Nerve and Thought Catalog. She is also a produced playwright, a host of podcasts, and a repository of “X-Files” trivia. Follow her @lizlet.
Ben Travers is the Los Angeles-based TV Critic at Indiewire, where he covers breaking news, writes reviews and provides extensive awards analysis related to today’s vital television projects. Prior to joining IW, Ben served as an Assistant Editor at PopMatters for nearly five years, worked as a production assistant for Walt Disney Pictures and also did some copyediting for various publications. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Ben holds degrees in both journalism and cinema. He is also an action movie aficionado with a soft spot for Sylvester Stallone. Follow him @BenTTravers.
Steve Greene is the Los Angeles-based Special Projects Editor at Indiewire. In addition to managing the Criticwire Network, Steve has covered film festivals up and down the west coast, from Vancouver to Palm Springs. He’s also moderated a number of panels and post-screening discussions around his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. When he’s not consuming unhealthy amounts of pop culture, Steve is an occasional performer, baseball game attender and trivia team member. Follow Steve @stevebruin.
Zack Sharf is the New York-based Editorial Assistant at Indiewire, where he is responsible for providing editorial support to the site’s team of editors. In this role, Zack contributes to the site’s daily news flow, as well as pitches larger editorial pieces and covers special events. Prior to joining IW, he received his B.A. in Media Studies from Emerson College, where he worked the Boston press circuit for three years as Managing Editor of the school’s film organization, Reel Reactions. Zack has also worked in the web and editorial department of NYC’s leading news station, WABC-TV. He has a sweet spot for “Before Sunset,” black labs, Julianne Moore and “The Iron Giant.” Follow him @ZSharf.
Jason Gonzalez is the New York-based Director of Sales & Sponsorships for Indiewire and SnagFilms. He handles ad sales campaigns and sponsorships ranging from theatrical and DVD releases to Awards Season and filmmaker-centric initiatives. Prior to joining IW, Jason was at IFC Films, where he served as the Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, working on a diverse slate of theatrical and VOD releases, including Cristian Mungiu’s “4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,” Gus Van Sant’s “Paranoid Park,” Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg,” Madonna’s “Filth and Wisdom,” and Ken Loach’s “The Wind That Shakes the Barley.”
Natalia Winkelman is the New York based Sales Planner at Indiewire, where she is responsible for coordinating with clients to arrange all of Indiewire’s ad sales. Natalia recently received her B.A. from Columbia University where she studied film and psychology. As a student, Natalia wrote a movie review column for the Columbia Daily Spectator and held internships at MSNBC and the Maysles Film Institute. Natalia grew up in Boston and has a weakness for gnocchi, NYTimes crosswords, and Noah Baumbach.
*Portraits for Dana Harris, James Israel, Anne Thompson, Eric Kohn, Ben Travers, Steve Greene and Jason Gonzalez were taken by photographer Daniel Bergeron.