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Cinemablend is a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. We cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because we’re fans too. 

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Leadership Team

Mack Rawden, Editor In Chief
Mack Rawden

The Background: Mack Rawden is the Editor-In-Chief of CinemaBlend. He first started working at the publication as a writer back in 2007 and has held various jobs at the site in the time since including Managing Editor, Pop Culture Editor and Staff Writer. He now splits his time between working on CinemaBlend’s user experience, helping to plan the site’s editorial direction and writing passionate articles about niche entertainment topics he’s into. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English (go Hoosiers!) and has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of publications including Digiday.

What He’s Into: Mack is a professional wrestling fanatic, who enjoys Bobby Heenan’s commentary, Bret Hart’s in-ring work and an angry promo from The Miz. He loves a good case of the week mystery, particularly when it’s solved by Patrick Jane. He’s seen every episode of The Amazing Race, Top Chef and The Great British Bake-Off, among many reality competition shows. He watches more than 50 new release movies a year, yells at his TV during every single Chicago Bulls game and is still mad about what happened to Varys. His all-time favorite TV show is Freaks and Geeks. His all-time favorite movie is Clue. His all-time favorite book is Peter Pan, and most importantly, his all-time favorite snack is an english muffin with peanut butter and some chocolate chips sprinkled on top.

What He’s Excited About Right Now: The Gilded Age on HBO Max, the return of WWE Retro Action Figures and Tournament Of Champions on Food Network.

Sean O'Connell, Managing Director
Sean O’Connell

The Background: Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. He joined the staff as a freelancer in 2011, and gradually climbed the ranks as he helped the site grow in stature. Currently,  he manages the site’s junket and interview opportunities. He also co-hosts CinemaBlend’s official podcast, ReelBlend, with fellow Critics Choice Association members Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. Sean has had his byline published in various respected publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, and Fandango. He’s also the author of two nonfiction books: Release the Snyder Cut, detailing the controversial saga of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and; With Great Power, an in-depth retelling of Spider-Man’s history in Hollywood. 

What He’s Into: Sean is a basketball fanatic, and divides his love evenly between the NBA (the Charlotte Hornets are his team) and college basketball (where he drives bandwagons for the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Kentucky Wildcats). He spends most weekends watching his two sons play basketball, and sometimes coaches their teams to, at least, .500 overall records. Sean also loves cooking, and thinks there’s no better feeling than preparing a meal for someone and watching them enjoy it. If Sean didn’t write about movies, he’d probably be involved full-time in the music scene somehow. He grew up playing guitar, switched to drums, handled bass for two bands, and now rotates between all three, depending on the needs of whatever garage band he’s playing with at the moment. His all-time favorite TV show is Breaking Bad. His all-time favorite movie is Spider-Man: No Way Home. His all-time favorite book is Stephen King’s IT, and his all-time favorite snack is fudge-covered Oreos that he keeps in the freezer.

What He’s Excited About Right Now: Ozark (which he is binge-ing), the Screen Drafts podcast, and the music of Neck Deep.

Jessica Rawden, Managing Editor
Jessica Rawden

The Background: Jessica Rawden is Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. She’s been kicking out news stories at CinemaBlend since 2007 and joined the full-time staff in 2014. She oversees news content, hiring and training for the site. Jessica has a Masters in Library Science degree from Indiana University, and used to be found behind a reference desk most definitely not shushing people. She now uses those skills in researching and tracking down information in very different ways. 

What She’s Into: A former soccer player and recent tennis addict, Jessica also enjoys running, both of the distance and sprint variety. When not at the movies, her other free time is spent in book clubs, hiking, drinking wine and going to medium venue music shows. Has a serious Avon romance habit and an even bigger record-buying habit. Will bake for compliments. 

What She’s Excited About Right Now:  Top Gun: Maverick’s eventual release, Top Chef’s recent return, and to top it off, spring weather.  

Hannah Saulic
Hannah Saulic

The Background: Hannah Saulic is the Head of Video at CinemaBlend. Starting as a video production intern in 2016, Hannah helped build CinemaBlend’s video efforts from the ground up and has previously held titles including video producer and Video Team Lead. In addition to continuing to produce, edit, direct and host CinemaBlend videos, she now spearheads editorial video strategy, manages production workflows and designs graphics for CinemaBlend’s Instagram. During college, she worked as a news reporter and producer for KOMU-TV before deciding to make a career shift closer to her one true love: the movies. Hannah graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Journalism (Emphasis in Radio - Television) with minors in Film Studies and Business from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

What She's Into: Hannah loves every genre and is thrilled about female filmmakers and female-centric stories getting more time on-screen. She’s always been a fangirl, growing up with loves for “Sailor Moon,” “Scooby-Doo” and “Harry Potter.” She’s more recently become engrossed with anything DC/Marvel, and for your own sake, do not get her started on “Game of Thrones.” If you ask Hannah to reveal her favorite movie, she’ll probably roll her eyes at you, then go on a rant about how that question is absolutely looney tunes, and people who expect you to narrow down your favorite movie or tv show — especially in situations where that is a defining piece of information, like an author bio — are monsters who enjoy giving her overwhelming anxiety. She’ll then eventually tell you her favorite movie is “500 Days of Summer.” Hannah has always been passionate about filmmaking, and when she’s not producing content for CinemaBlend, she’s dabbling in a few ideas for shorts or befriending other peoples’ dogs.

What She's Excited For Right Now: Anything Greta Gerwig or Florence Pugh breathe near. Matt Reeves’ Batverse, “Harley Quinn” Season 3. Kristen Stewart.

Cody Beck, CinemaBlend Director of Product
Cody Beck

The Background: Cody Beck is the Director of Product at CinemaBlend. He joined CinemaBlend in 2017 to run Product as the first non-content hire for the growing website. He currently runs Product initiatives and oversees CinemaBlend's eCommerce efforts. Cody has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and was in the inaugural class of Enstitute, an alternative education apprenticeship program for aspiring entrepreneurs in New York City, which made headlines in Forbes, The New York Times, and PBS.

What He's Into: When not running A/B tests or accidentally breaking the site, Cody enjoys launching creative side-projects and is co-host of American Hauntings Podcast, which explores history, hauntings, and the dark side of American history. After a long day of formatting the perfect spreadsheet, he enjoys kayaking, eating pizza, and watching Horror movies with his cat, Carl.

What He's Excited About Right Now: Classic heist and/or samurai movies and witnessing the evolution of Deathcore.


Eric Eisenberg, Assistant Managing Editor
Eric Eisenberg

The Background: Eric Eisenberg is the Asst. Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. After graduating Boston University and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he took a part-time job as a staff writer for CinemaBlend, and after six months was offered the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and take on a newly-created West Coast Editor position. Over a decade later, his title has changed, and his role on the site has continued to advance. In addition to conducting filmmaker interviews and contributing to the news and feature content of the site, Eric also oversees the Movie Reviews section, and has two weekly columns: the weekend box office report (published Sundays), and Adapting Stephen King – which digs into the long history of Stephen King’s books adapted for film and television (published Wednesdays).

What He’s Into: When he isn’t excitedly waiting for the lights to go down in the movie theater, Eric can often be found with his nose in a book, and it’s a safe bet that it is something by Stephen King or a comic book omnibus (Marvel or DC – he doesn’t discriminate). He is a long-suffering fan of the New York Mets, still waiting for them to win a championship in his lifetime, and the highs and lows of the experience have driven him subtly mad over the last twenty-five years. An avid collector of physical media and prop replicas, his apartment is the equivalent of the seed vault for movies, television, and comics.

What He’s Excited About Right Now: Life is a perpetual countdown clock waiting for the next Stephen King book/movie/TV show; he’s all-in on Yellowjackets after just one season; and he is giddy at the fact that 2022 is a year with new films from Sam Raimi, Alex Garland, Jordan Peele, and both Martin and John Michael McDonagh

Corey Chichizola, Assistant Managing Editor
Corey Chichizola

The Background: Corey Chichizola has been with CinemaBlend since 2015, starting as the Weekend Editor before climbing up the ranks and eventually becoming the Movies Editor. Born and raised in New Jersey and an alumnus of Ramapo College, he's combined his degrees in theater and literature to cover the the way stories are told in TV and film. On top of helping run the news cycle, Corey has been honored to do a variety of on camera interviews with his personal heroes, and has been particularly privileged to speak with actors about their process on set. Before joining the CB team he worked in the New York theater world, and is thrilled to be in such close proximity to the city that never sleeps.

What He's Into: Corey is one of CinemaBlend's biggest horror nerds, and is happy to cover all thing spooky, especially related to favorite franchises like Halloween and Scream. He's also taken his passion and education for theater to cover the movie musical beat on the website. While a movies editor, Corey is also a television addict, watching what seems like a billion different shows every year. Aside from scripted programs, he's got a passion for certain corners of the Reality TV world including Survivor, RuPaul's Drag Race, and the Real Housewives. He's also got a passion for the mockumentary subgenre on both the big and small screens, especially projects like Drop Dead Gorgeous, Waiting for Guffman, and The Office.

What's He's Excited About Right Now: he Scream franchise's continued success, Halloween Ends, whatever is next from Jordan Peele, and the developing Wicked movie adaptation by Jon M. Chu.

Nick Venable, Assistant Managing Editor
Nick Venable

The Background: Nick Venable is an Assistant Managing Editor, and the TV Editor. His humble origin story with CinemaBlend began all the way back in the pre-streaming era, circa 2009, as a freelancing DVD reviewer and TV recapper. After rising up through the ranks covering Movies, Nick leapfrogged over to the small screen to cover more and more television news and interviews, eventually taking over the section for the current era. Born in Louisiana and currently living in Texas — Who Dat Nation over America’s Team all day, all night — Nick spent several years in the hospitality industry, and also worked as a 911 operator. And if you ever happened to hear his music or read his comics/short stories, you have his sympathy.

What He's Into: Nick is one of those people who won’t necessarily insert a Monty Python reference into every conversation, but is still mentally equipped to do so. Beyond such appreciation for surreal UK comedy, Nick also indulges in as much horror splendor as possible, from Stephen King novels to James Tynion IV comics to Freddy Krueger one-liners to all things Mike Flanagan. Throw in a dash of NFL, some 311 and Weird Al, fried crawfish poboys, bourbon, ‘90s-era pro wrestling, crossword puzzles and mystery-driven video games, and baby, you got a stew going. (Nick will insert an Arrested Development reference into every conversation, if possible.)

What He's Excited About: Anything Jeff Lemire, Tom King and W. Maxwell Prince think of, ever. More of Kelly Reilly’s deliriously fierce performances on Yellowstone. HBO’s The Last of Us. Clone High’s return. Colin Farrell’s Penguin being in every movie/TV show/breakfast cereal.

Laura Hurley
Laura Hurley

The Background: Laura Hurley is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. She started at CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 with a strong background in sci-fi and superheroes. She has since gone on to write full time as part of the staff, and covers a wide variety of television across the small screen and streaming. Primetime is her time of day, and she can also be found covering nighttime TV ranging from medical dramas to crime procedurals to sci-fi, and everything in between. She studied English, and is happy to have found a use for it. If it's set in the Dick Wolf TV universe, she watches it. 

What She's Into: Laura's lifetime love of fiction set her up for spending her days writing about television, and she continues to enjoy binge-watching, binge-reading, and going to the movies. Her love of underdog stories set her up for a lifetime of rooting for Cleveland sports teams, which has paid off exactly once in her lifetime. (Thanks, LeBron!) She can still quote The X-Files and will happily do so over a plate of pad thai. 

What She's Excited About Right Now: Warmer weather, crossovers, traveling again someday, and the fact that Star Wars came to TV to give her an excuse to write about the galaxy far, far away.