Since being cut loose from Variety a couple months back as a “cost-saving measure,” film critic Todd McCarthy has enjoyed an outpouring of support and praise from colleagues and readers. From his introductory blog post at indieWIRE:
Happily, along with all this came some intriguing proposals to venture out in new professional directions, offers I imagine would never have been advanced had I remained ensconced at Variety. Needless to say, there were no invitations to become a critic at what used to be called major metropolitan newspapers or national magazines; such jobs barely exist anymore and the few critics who have them know how lucky they are but still may find their minds wandering during boring movies to thoughts of alternate future careers.
No, the majority of possibilities lay in the electronic world, a domain I felt no need to embrace early on but which now clearly represents the only expanding arena for the written word.
Previously on FBLA: