Love movies more than just about anything else? Do you write about film on your own blog, or as a freelancer? Would you like to be paid to write about movies? Well, we're looking for a few good writers. You don't have to be based in NYC or LA, but living in either place is a plus. This round, we're looking for writers with a passion for independent film. If documentaries, films with subtitles and low-budget indie flicks get you excited and your feedreader is packed with indie film web sites, this just might be the right time for you to apply! Here's a rundown of what we're looking for:

REQUIREMENTS:

*Solid writing skills. Basic knowledge of grammar and style, the ability to put together words so they flow nicely, and talent for writing sharp, professional prose.

*Experience. We're looking for people who have some writing experience, especially writing about movies. It doesn't have to be paid experience, but having a proven track record for turning in consistently solid writing on deadline certainly helps.

*Dedication. Lots of people want to write about film. Not everyone has the diligence and stamina to churn out 60 well-written posts/month, consistently. Do you?

GREAT! THAT SOUNDS LIKE ME! HOW DO I APPLY?

Send the following info to apps (at) cinematical (dot) com with the subject line: CINEMATICAL APPLICATION [YOUR NAME ]:

*NAME
*GEOGRAPHIC AREA
*URLs for your personal blog and any other sites you write for
*Three original writing samples, previously unpublished and unposted. Please do not just send links to blog posts.

(1) For the first two samples, pick current stories and write up a 200-300 word post on each, offering commentary, insight, further research, or some other added value. Do not just "reblog" the source material -- we're looking for your unique voice.

(2) For the third, give us your take on a recent major release in 750-1000 words. Can be a positive or negative review.

NO ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE.


*Please also answer the following:

Why do you want to write for Cinematical Indie?

What kind of content are you particularly interested in writing about? Do you have an area of particular knowledge, expertise or interest?