Future, the special-interest media group, today announces the appointment of Jane Crowther as Editor of Total Film – the publisher’s flagship movie brand.
Jane has been Acting Editor since July last year after joining the team at Total Film as Associate Editor in 2010. Before that, Jane wrote for the brand as a freelancer for over a decade. Beginning her career as a film journalist at the age of 14 as a youth reviewer on The Yorkshire Post newspaper, Jane has also written for various other film publications including Flicks and Sky magazines.
Jane has been responsible for driving engagement with various new initiatives for the brand, including the exclusive Screening Club, which last week invited film fans to view new movie Goon and meet surprise guest, and star of the film, Sean William Scott.
As a proactive ambassador of the Total Film brand, Jane has provided commentary for many national broadcasters, offering insider knowledge on film news, as well as predictions and expertise on high-profile awards such as the Oscars and BAFTAs.
As Editor, Jane will continue to work closely with Group Publisher, Clair Porteous, to further develop the Total Film brand. The magazine is already also available digitally through Zinio and Apple’s Newsstand, online at TotalFilm.com and Jane will also spearhead Total Film’s other editorial properties, which include The Future 100 and The Hot List Awards.
Jane Crowther, Editor of Total Film, says: “”As a reader, contributor and more recently, staff member of Total Film, it’s a genuine thrill to be made editor of the smartest, sharpest movie magazine in the market. Total Film is an amazing brand and I can’t wait to get stuck in to taking it to the next level.”
Clair Porteous, Group Publisher for Future’s Film portfolio, says: “Jane is a film thoroughbred. She has an excellent mix of gutsy editorial nous, second-to-none film contacts and a day-to-day working knowledge of the movie industry. This makes her the perfect person to head up Total Film as we launch into a year of exciting development across the brand.”
About Total Film
Total Film is the modern movie brand, taking an affectionate and irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more indie fare. Reaching more valuable film fans than ever before, TotalFilm.com, the Total Film app and magazine provide users with all the latest gossip and news from the film world, including first looks at the coolest movies in production now. The Total Film brand offers the world’s most reliable film and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest names and hottest talents working in movies right now.
Future (futureplc.com) is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 34 million unique users*. Future delivers more than 100 digital editions and bespoke apps through the rapidly growing iPad platform and is developing product for new tablet devices coming on stream. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand and apps is rightly regarded as market leading. Technology brand T3 is leading the way on iPad, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the UK and one of the very few five star apps in the world. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: techradar.com, cyclingnews.com, gamesradar.com, computerandvideogames.com, musicradar.com and bikeradar.com.* source: comScore Digital Analytix, October 2011.