Welcome to Film School Rejects, the greatest movie blog that ever was or will be. We are deeply honored that you’ve not only stumbled upon our little corner of The Internet, but that you’ve grown curious enough to come to this very page in search of the who, the what and the why behind one of the web’s finest film blogs.
Now, you may have questions. And we mean to answer those questions in a timely fashion. And as a wise man once said, there’s no better time than the present. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions below. Please read them all to ensure your own personal safety as you browse Film School Rejects.
What’s all this, then!?
Born February 15, 2006, Film School Rejects began as a humble hobby blog for a small group of writers who simply wanted to share their thoughts about the movies of the day. Founded by Neil Miller, it was for a long time a place for unheard voices to come and review movies — the best film critics you’ve never heard of — but has since evolved into a leading destination for film fans and cinephiles alike, all looking for a place to discuss films old and new.
Today, Film School Rejects is a leading online magazine featuring reviews, interviews, industry news and feature commentary that reaches over 2.5 million visitors per month from over 200 countries around the world. It has been honored with awards — including nominations for Best News Blog by Total Film Magazine, has been recognized as a Critic’s Choice by the Broadcast Film Critics of America and was named one of the 50 Best Blogs for Filmmakers by MovieMaker Magazine. It has been featured and quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Mashable, The Daily Dish and more.
What is your prime directive?
The mission of Film School Rejects is to provide the ultimate commentary track on the world of entertainment and hold an open forum where passionate film fans can come and speak their minds and be heard. It also has a strong commitment to ethical journalism and raising the quality of reporting in the film blogosphere.
Yes, but aren’t all movie reviews bought and paid for by movie studios and fat cats in Hollywood?
Not around here, they’re not. FSR is committed to bringing you insightful, independent coverage on the world of film. Our team is committed to reporting on film projects and individuals fairly with a strong focus on the art itself. Coverage may sometimes include situations where we are invited to a set or a junket by a studio, at the studio’s expense, but we take pride in the fact that no matter what, we will speak honestly about whatever we’re reporting upon. Our coverage is never influenced by advertisers; and advertising and supported content are clearly identified as such.
Where exactly is Film School Rejects?
FSR is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Our team can be found around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Western Europe and the United Kingdom.
This all sounds great! I would like to give you money.
That’s more of a statement than a question, but okay. If you are an advertiser looking to buy ad space on Film School Rejects, please contact the fine folks at Federated Media. As a completely independent website with no corporate overlords, we appreciate every single advertiser that chooses to do business with us.
If you are a reader who would like to contribute to our team, you can no do so with a donation to the Film School Rejects Writers Fund. Every dollar of said fund goes directly to our writing staff.
There’s something wrong with your website. To whom can I express my disappointment and despair?
First, lets not be so dark about it. It’s going to be okay. As an independently owned and operated website, sometimes things happen and something breaks. If it happens to you, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com. It is immensely helpful to us if you can send along a screenshot of the problem and/or be as descriptive as possible. We want you to have the best possible experience on our site and we’ll look into every single issue immediately.
How can I write for Film School Rejects?
FSR is currently not actively hiring regular contributors. However, we are accepting submissions for guest articles. Don’t email us saying that you’d like to write for us. That will likely get lost in the shuffle. Write a great post and send it in for consideration. You never know what might come of that. For more information, find out how to write a guest post for Film School Rejects here.
A list of currently open regular positions within our organization can be found at FilmSchoolRejects.com/Jobs.
Would you consider writing about my film/short/webseries/script/trailer/supercut/kittens-in-film retrospective quilt project?
Absolutely, except for that last one. We’re committed to covering the best in film and entertainment regardless of size or budget or how many former child stars you have involved. Just know up front that we receive solicitation for coverage well over 100 times per day, so yours is going to really have to make an impression in order to get our attention. Be concise and tell us why we should consider your project. And if we don’t get a chance to respond right away, don’t take it personally. We can’t cover everything. All inquiries and publicity materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All short film submissions for our Short Film of the Day column should be directed to Scott Beggs, whose contact info can be found in his profile below.
Who are these Film School Rejects? And are they all really film school rejects?
That’s a question we get a lot. And no, not everyone that writes for us has been rejected from film school. It’s a fun name and a spirit that is more a signal of our independence than a title to be taken literally. That said, we’ve got some great people writing for us. To learn more about or contact one of our writers directly, please visit our About page.