Tom McLean

1351 Brampton Road Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Professional Experience

Accomplished, dedicated entertainment publishing professional. Strong editorial content developer and strategist for print, online and social media. Broad expertise covering film, television and animation industries, VFX and emerging technology. Deep knowledge of comic books and graphic novels. Problem solver and team leader. Organized, creative and collaborative.

Expertise

Writer
25 Years
Editor
25 Years
Copy Editor
25 Years

Specialty

Entertainment
18 Years
Technology
18 Years
Arts & Humanities
25 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
18 Years
Online/new media
18 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Animation Magazine (10+), Variety (10+), Deadline.com (10+), Newsarama.com (10+), The Hollywood Reporter (10+), Los Angeles Times Custom Publishing (10+)

Technical Skills

Grammar, spelling, punctuation, general English usage, AP style, caption writing, headline writing.

Computer Skills

Mac proficient, MS Office, social media, digital photography, page layout and design, blogging.

References

Available upon request

Work Samples

General

(Animation Magazine 12/30/2016)
Feature article on the visual effects in the movie "Passengers."
(Animation Magazine 3/22/2017)
Article on the making of the DreamWorks Animation feature Boss Baby.
(Newsarama.com 7/21/2017)
Interviews with producers of the revived animated series Young Justice, coming to Netflix.
(Animation Magazine 4/28/2017)
Interview with Pierre Sissmann, founder and CEO of the rapidly growing French animation producer Cyber Group Studios.