IndieWire closed August with more than 20 million pageviews and over 8 million unique visitors, a record in our 21-year history.
That reflects 120 percent growth since we joined PMC in 2016. And all of that is due to our awesome team — a full-time editorial staff of 14 (the biggest in our history) and the fantastic support of our parent company, Penske Media.
Here’s some of the stories that readers loved:
- Industry-leading coverage of Telluride, including reviews, our annual critics survey and comprehensive coverage of the lineup
- Reviews and analysis of shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Twin Peaks,” “Rick and Morty” and “Ozark”
- Our passionate, expert Emmy coverage with a focus on advocating to ATAS voters and guild members to consider the best in the art of TV
- Jeremy Renner interview, in which he explained why he’s happy to break his bones for indie film
- Responding to the Joss Whedon and Louis C.K. scandals, an essay about how fans respond when their heroes are accused of sexual harassment
- How former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista wants to become a character actor despite having the body of “a fucking gorilla” (Hey, his words, not ours.)
- Robust filmmaker profiles, from Kathryn Bigelow to the Safdie brothers
- Authoritative, deepest-dive box office analysis
- Strong opinion and analysis, pivoting on daily industry stories
- Dynamic explorations of cinema and television as art, including analysis, deep dives, microbudget discoveries and more
This growth is a testament to what IndieWire is: the voice of creative independence, with film, TV, and awards coverage that’s made for the industry as well as the fans.
The best part of all is after 21 years, we’ve only gotten started. We’re excited for the awards season ahead, and we’re already making big plans for 2018 and beyond.
So this is a big thanks to the entire IndieWire team — and to our readers, who literally make everything possible.
Editor in Chief