It’s Cinema Fanatic’s 11th Anniversary!

Truly baffling that today is the blog’s 11th anniversary. Back when I started this blog it was during the recession and I was living in the back of my parents’ house working a job I did not care for in my hometown. Watching films, writing about them, just sharing my love for them gave me a sense of purpose.

In the ensuing decade plus I have attended grad school and received an MFA in Film Production, I have worked at Warner Bros., Rotten Tomatoes, TCM/FilmStruck, and Netflix. Jobs I would never have dreamed I would have back when I started this.

But in doing those jobs I lost touch with the pure love of it all. I slowly stopped blogging as much. First went all the lengthy features, and then even Movie Quote of the Day. Now I don’t even write about the films during my monthly write-up. I’ve just gotten so tired.

I learned a lot at every single one of those jobs and am grateful for the experiences I would not have had over the last decade without them.

But as anyone who follows me elsewhere knows, I left my most recent job as the Editorial Manger for NetflixFilm at the beginning of the month. It was a weird, strange departure. But I think for the best. I am proud of all the work I did there in the last 19 months. It was surely some of the best work I’ve done.

I’m not sure yet what I am doing next. I am weighing some options for what ~ the future ~ holds.

With the pandemic raging I’ve been as isolated as I was in those years when I first started this blog. In the last two weeks I’ve found the joy of just watching cinema again. Just sharing my love of it again. It seems everything has come full circle.

The one constant is always cinema. Always.

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on December 17, 2020, in Site Update. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for sharing your status and thoughts. I trust that you will land on your feet as you always do and go on to do more great things!

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