We're in the market for a new, local freelance film reviewer.
James DiGiovanna—who has won Arizona Press Club honors as the state's top film/video/TV critic for three years in a row—is cutting back on the number of reviews he does (but never fear; he'll still contribute), so we're looking for someone to supplement the fine work that he and Bob Grimm do for us in the Cinema section.
A heads-up to all would-be applicants: We feel we have the best newspaper Cinema section in the state, so we're going to be awfully picky. The ideal candidate needs to know a lot about movies and their history; be a fantastic writer, with the ability to be both funny and intellectual; and be able to attend the necessary local screenings (which are usually at night).
Applications are due next Thursday, Feb. 11; you can find all the pertinent details on Page 42 of the dead-tree version.
• In other news: Jim Nintzel, Nick Smith and I spent a good chunk of the previous week in the San Francisco Bay area, at two back-to-back conferences that focused on the Internet, the future, and where alternative newsweeklies like the Tucson Weekly fit in to all of that.
We're still processing all of the information we gathered; you can read some of Nick's thoughts here. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts on where we stand, drop me a line—and look for some really cool stuff to happen at TucsonWeekly.com over the next year. I promise.