It’s not uncommon for the movie fan to read film reviews to get an idea of what to expect from the movies they plan to watch.  A bad review may discourage some but the rest would still see it if only to confirm what film critics say.  On the other hand, a good review is effectively a promotional endorsement on its own.  Film Reviewers or critics create a good read for a subject film whether good or bad.  They are often freelance writer/reviewers who are paid to write and send their reviews to newspaper publishers and websites for publication.

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Sally T. Perkins

Santa Monica, CA

Phone: (310) 898-3554


To work full time in a publication as a regular film reviewer

Summary of Qualification

  • Extensive exposure to British, Chinese, Russian, Indian and Hollywood films over the last 30 years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Career Experience/Job History

2003 – Present:  Freelance Film Reviewer

  • Obtain schedule of review slots for the publication to guide writing deadlines.
  • Draft and develop film critiques and commercial reviews on a regular basis to various publication and online review sites as well as on request.
  • Attend post-production, pre-theatrical releases and premieres at the latest to obtain advance screening of new movies for immediate reviews.
  • Submit reviews to the entertainment section editors on time.

1991 – Present:  Film Professor, New York Film Academy

  • Assist the faculty in developing course syllabus for film and acting courses
  • Conduct courses in film and acting, film history, film production, cinematography and screenwriting


1994 – 1996:  MS in Filmography, New York Film Academy’s School of Film

1989 – 1991:  BA English Literature, UCLA

Professional references to be furnished upon request