West Hollywood, CA, United States
ABOUT EMANUEL LEVY
Professor Emanuel Levy (Ph.D. Columbia) is a film scholar, critic, and author of ten film books. Over the past four decades, Levy has taught film at Columbia University, Wellesley College, Arizona State University, NYU and UCLA. A three-time president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), Levy was a senior film critic for Variety from 1990 to 2001, and chief film critic for Screen International from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he launched his website of film reviews and commentary, www.EmanuelLevy.Com, which has been hailed by the L.A. Times as “one of the most erudite and cerebral sites.” EmanuelLevy.com features over 25,000 reviews, news, commentary, profiles, interviews, and the site’s widely read Oscar Alert column.Levy is the only U.S. critic who’s a voting member of 8 critics and awards organizations, from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), best-known for its Golden Globes, to the prestigious National Society of Film Critics (NSFC). Levy’s other affiliations include the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFC), Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci). Levy’s most popular book is All About Oscar: History and Politics of the Academy Awards (now in its 11th edition). wrote Vincente Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer, the first biography of the noted Broadway and Hollywood director (St. Martin’s Press, 2009). His latest (tenth) book is Gay Directors/Gay Films, a chronicle of five iconic gay filmmakers, Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters (Columbia University Press). He has served on the juries of 56 International Film Festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Taormina, Roma, Hawaii, and Sundance.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association), NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle), LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critics Association), BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association), NSFC (National Society of Film Critics)
ADDITIONAL LINKS & SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @EmanuelLevyPhD)