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Richard Bayard Miller traveled the world at an early age, moving around often for his father’s position as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He found his love for film in the early 1970s while attending Oberlin College in Ohio (note the 1974 release of The Godfather Part II). Rich spent the next few years moving […]
Jan Lisa Huttner was born and raised in New Jersey, where Million Dollar Movie and The Late Late Show were daily television staples & she and her dad would snuggle up to historical epics and Roman spectaculars featured on Picture for a Sunday Afternoon. At an early age when most kids were sneaking into parties, […]
Now serving as Managing Editor, I have witnessed the company’s growth – as well as my own – over the last 10 years. It is a privilege to edit and oversee the daily contributions from our diverse writers. I am proud to be a part of the journey from a small team in Chicago to worldwide representation.
As FF2 Media’s Contributing Editor/Social Media Manager, I post daily on Twitter (@FF2_Media) and Facebook, not only to promote our reviews, interviews and feature stories, but also to connect with our audience and the filmmakers we support. Expanding our audience and finding people who are just as passionate about supporting women in film as we […]
As Contributing Editor for FF2 Media, Rachel edits and writes reviews and features, and aims to contribute to the visibility of underseen filmmakers. She is inspired by the position FF2 Media occupies at the crossroads of entertainment and progress, and by its core mission: getting the work of female filmmakers in front of as many eyes as possible.
Nikoleta Morales is an award-winning writer, journalist, publicist and a photographer based in Chicago with passion for entertainment, hiking and travel.
Associate Nicola Freedman graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and History. Now based in London, she has been working at a number of film, media and creative companies, as she pursues a career in film and television. Having joined FF2 Media in February 2017, Nicola has […]
My name is Katusha and I write features and reviews for FF2 Media. I find it important to contribute to FF2 Media because I am a believer of its cause: lending a voice to overlooked female filmmakers. As a female filmmaker myself, I can certainly see the need for more women role models in the […]
My name is Malin Jörnvi, and since hearing those words by Marlon Brando during one of my first acting classes freshman year, it has been my guiding principle.
Giorgi Plys-Garzotto is a Chicago native and aspiring television writer; she is a freelance writer in Los Angeles. She writes weekly reviews for FF2 Media. Her dearest wish is to create the world’s first pun dictionary. She loves cooking vegan food, going for long walks alone, and binge-watching Riverdale. She spends most of her time […]
As an intern, I have been contributing weekly reviews to FF2’s site The Hot Pink Pen since early 2016. I love being able to support female artists in such a consistent way, and it’s an endless treat to get to watch and write about movies for my job. Now I’m thrilled to be taking on […]
Dayna graduated from Rutgers University in May of 2019 with a degree in English and Cinema Studies and a concentration in Creative Writing. Though she previously wanted to be a novelist, her discovery of film as an academic discipline has changed her goals and intentions. She believes that writing and filmmaking are incredibly closely related, […]
As an intern at FF2 Media, I watch newly-released films written and/or directed by women, and give my take through weekly reviews. As a senior at NYU, I am earning my degree at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which has given me the unique opportunity to create my own concentration: “Understanding & Misunderstanding in […]
My name is Eti Or, born 1986 in Jerusalem, Israel. I studied Visual Communication in college and a huge film fan. I write reviews for FF2 Media and represent the team at local film festivals. I want to enhance women’s voices everywhere, and especially in art. Art, in any form, is a way to rebel […]
Tracy is a recent graduate of Columbia University, with BAs in both English and Film & Media Studies, obtaining honors in the film department. She also spent one summer at USC Cinematic Arts studying film production. She served as a marketing representative for Universal Pictures for the past three years, and served as an intern […]
Associate Elyse Thaler graduated in 2011 from Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA in Theatre: Performance. After hearing about the shortage of actors and writers in Los Angeles (kidding) she decided to offer her services by making the big move from Virginia to California. Elyse joined FF2 Media in 2016 and has been […]
Contributor Lesley Coffin is Editor-in-Chief of the online film journal Movies, Film, Cinema and host of the Chicago industry podcast “From Lakeshore Drive to Hollywood.” A writer with a masters degree from NYU’s Gallatin School in biographical studies and star theory. She wrote the biography on Lew Ayres (Lew Ayres: Hollywood’s Conscientious Objector) and Hitchcock’s Casting (Hitchcock’s […]
Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci has been writing about film and entertainment for years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and is currently working on a film and travel book, The Film/TV Lover’s Travel Guide to be published in 2018. She is also working on a Literary Lover’s Travel Guide.
Contributor Nora Lee Mandel is a member of New York Film Critics Online and Alliance of Women Film Journalists; her reviews are counted in Rotten Tomatoes’ TomatoMeter. She reviews films and television in Film Festival Traveler, Film-Forward, Lilith. Her ongoing Critical Guide to Jewish Women in Movies and TV has been the basis for talks to audiences […]
Writing feature articles for FF2 Media and being a part of this strong and independent group of women is certainly a highlight of my film criticism career. While women tend to be an underrepresented group in the film industry, this organization buoys female filmmakers, writers, and directors, allowing me to help them have a stronger […]
I am a Senior Contributor who writes film reviews and features. FF2 Media is important to me because I think it’s imperative to remind readers that women are a part of the creative industries, particularly as filmmakers. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Magazine Editing and Publishing. My work has been […]
As an intern at FF2 Media, since January of 2018, I watch films written and/or directed by women every week and write reviews about them.
Since joining the FF2 team in January of 2018, I have found this inspiring group of women to be the perfect environment for becoming a dedicated, female filmmaker.
When Jan Lisa Huttner and Richard Bayard Miller created their first website “Films for Two” in 1999, the acronym FF2 simply stood for “the online guide for busy couples.” Skip ahead 16 years, and their online presence has expanded to the fully multi-dimensional FF2 Media. Our new-and-improved logo signifies what we stand for: feminist energy breaking […]