Germany! The home of beer and brats! The stomping grounds of Beethoven and Bach! The only economically viable country in the Eurozone!
As some of you may know, our beloved Managing Editor Cole Abaius (me) will be moving there over the next two months, which means that we’ll be opening up the European Bureau Office of our Eastern Hemisphere Headquarters in 2012. It will, hopefully, have its own built-in sauna.
But won’t this move be debilitating for movie coverage focused on the American film scene? Just the opposite!
It will give me, the site, and you greater access to Cannes, the Berlinale, Venice, the London 24-Hour Sci-Fi Festival, Sitges and many more celebrations of film where a ton of the movies we all want to see will be premiering or making their prestigious festival rounds. Other than expanded coverage of those fests, the run of the site and what I’ll be doing will be greatly unchanged. Even from a different time zone, you can still expect a short film every day, you can still expect the editorial features you’ve come to love from the most authoritative voices on the web, and you can expect me to post news earlier because I will be living in the future.
We’ve doubled our audience in the past year, and we plan to grow even bigger in 2012 without sacrificing our independent spirit. I’ll be away from the site for a few weeks during the move, but when I return, it will be with a vengeance. This move will be a part of a greater plan as we continue doing what we do with a bit more Berliner Kindl Weisse in our bellies, a greater appreciation for European cinema, and a train pass that will take us to some of the biggest film festivals on the planet. We sincerely hope that you’ll be along for the ride. Plus, Neil will still be in Austin, and our teams stationed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ohio, Chicago and parts elsewhere will keep on keepin’ on Stateside (in case you’re travel-sick).
Danke fürs Lesen! (Thanks for reading!)