LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CreativeCOW.net (Communities of the World), the online peer-to-peer hub for media production professionals in film, broadcast, and related fields, is expanding the capacity of its editorial coverage with the addition of Debra Kaufman, one of the entertainment and post industry's most respected journalists. Debra will serve as Creative COW Magazine's new Associate Editor, working closely with Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson and Publisher Ronald Lindeboom on all aspects of editorial content, as well as authoring her own in-depth industry analysis and coverage.
Debra Kaufman has covered entertainment technology & post production for over 20 years, focusing on entertainment technology and has formerly served as West Coast Editor of Film & Video magazine and Editor of DI Studio. She is the founder and editor of MobilizedTV.com, an online newsletter focused on multimedia content on mobile devices. Debra's celebrated career has also seen her articles published in The Hollywood Reporter, Film & Video, Studio Monthly, Broadcast Engineering, Post Magazine, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, American Cinematographer, Variety and many others. She has spoken on and moderated panels for numerous trade shows including NAB, NAPTE, the Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat, Cinegear Expo, NXTStage, HD Expo/Creataspehere, and venues such as the Sundance Institute. She is also a member of the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences interactive peer group.
"To say that we are delighted to have Debra Kaufman join our team would be an understatement," said Creative COW CEO Ronald Lindeboom. "Fifteen years ago, when we began building support communities for media professionals on the web, Debra was already writing many of my favorite articles in the largest and most respected trades. She was and is one of the best journalists in this field, and to have her as one of the Creative COW Team is a testament to how far Creative COW has come over the years. She brings a new dimension to our team and we know that her voice among our huge audience will become an even stronger one in the days ahead."
"I am thrilled to be joining the COW team," said Debra Kaufman, newly named Associate Editor of Creative COW Magazine. "In an era in which so much coverage has shrunk to 300-word sound bites, I'm delighted to be able to cover the dramatic changes in our industry in depth. Additionally, I look forward to reaching a huge number of engaged readers working in production and post, in the U.S. and internationally. Publisher Ron Lindeboom and Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson early on understood the importance of a web presence, and have created an astonishingly large audience both online and in print."
"We are truly honored that Debra has moved from a 25-year career as a freelancer to throw in with Creative COW full time," said Creative COW Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson. "Writers approach us all the time looking for work, and we have asked them flat out, 'Can you do it as well as Debra Kaufman?' Of course, nobody else can, which is among the many reasons we are incredibly excited to be working with her."
Debra Kaufman's hiring adds a new dimension to Creative COW, which, until today, had based its editorial content solely around writers from within the entertainment community. As Associate Editor, Debra will build on the relationships she has formed with the industry's leading creative minds over the past two decades to provide unique insight into cutting-edge film production, as well as in-depth analysis of industry trends and technology.
About Creative COW
CreativeCOW.net is the peer-to-peer support resource for professionals in film, broadcast and related fields. Founded in 2001, Creative COW has grown to serve over 1.5 million media professionals every month. Creative COW Magazine was founded in 2005, and with over 118,000 readers, is the leading film and broadcast trade publication. In addition to online communities and magazines, Creative COW, LLC includes news and jobs listings, electronic newsletters, and online and DVD training. Creative COW Foundation is a non-profit organization providing scholarships in media education, with 100% of raised funds going into programs. For more information about Creative COW, visit www.creativecow.net
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