About the Author
BBC Culture deputy editor Christian Blauvelt, based in New York, has been an entertainment and culture journalist for a decade, specializing in coverage of film, television, pop and classical music, and the visual arts. He regularly appears on CBS New York to give previews of upcoming films and awards season analysis, has been a frequent contributor to BBC World News’ Talking Movies, recently introduced a night of films on Turner Classic Movies based on BBC Culture’s 100 Greatest Comedies list he compiled, and has given many talks at South by Southwest and San Diego Comic-Con, as well as regularly serving as a host and moderator for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BAFTA.
In December 2016 Blauvelt was named to Cablefax Magazine’s Overachievers Under 30 list for rising talent in media, and his site BBC Culture won the Webby’s People’s Voice award in 2017 for “Best Cultural Website” and a second Webby in 2018 for “Best Arts & Culture Social Media.” He is the author of Star Wars™ Made Easy, a primer to George Lucas’ saga for those who’ve never seen the films, but want to know what all the fuss is about. He previously worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine.