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Posts Tagged ‘Drew McWeeny’

LA Critic Experiences ‘The Horror’ of Coppola’s Twixt

This year’s contingent of LA reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival includes Drew McWeeny of HitFix.com. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, he suddenly found himself mired in a Colonel Kurtz-like stupor after exiting a screening of Francis Ford Coppola‘s 3D horror flick Twixt:

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HitFix.com Bags Two Million Dollars in Additional Funding

HitFix.com, the home of respected critic Drew McWeeny and veteran awards season handicapper Gregory Ellwood (also a co-founder), is thriving.

According to a press release put out this morning, the entertainment news site has tripled the size of its LA operation in the past 12 months and has closed an additional round of two million dollars in funding with Tech Coast Angels, Golden Seeds, and other backers:

“HitFix.com has demonstrated immediate success by changing the way we consume and interact with entertainment media online,” said Yuri Pikover, investor from Tech Coast Angels and board member of HitFix.com. “Being a two-time investor in the company, I believe that HitFix is poised to dominate the entertainment category by providing consumers with a unique, immersive experience that appeals to the coveted 18-34 year old demographic.”

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