I am currently the Nordic Correspondent and a Contributing Editor for Screen International and ScreenDaily.com, the global film industry publications headquartered in London. I’m proud to say that I’ve been part of the Screen family since 2005 when I joined as a reporter and eventually served as editor in chief for two years.

For Screen, I mostly write breaking news (including at festivals and markets), interviews, and set visits. 

 

I am also the editor of EFAs Close-up (four past issues here), a topical online magazine published twice a year by the European Film Academy.

 

I am also available for report writing, proofreading or editing, and past clients include Olsberg SPI and The British Film Institute.

 

My past editorial staff jobs include Staff News Editor at Entertainment Weekly, Managing Editor at indieWIRE, Assistant Editor at Rolling Stone Press and News Editor at CMJ New Music Report.

 

I have written for Variety, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Time Out, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Glamour, Playboy, The New York Daily News, and more.

BOOKS

I will have a new book out in 2020 about dogs in film - more info here

In my former life, I wrote New York City’s Best Dive Bars (Ig Publishing, 2003). It is now out of print, and indeed a lot of the dive bars have disappeared! But you can still find some used copies on Amazon.

I also wrote a big interview for Warp Films 10, their 10th anniversary book (2013).

While at Rolling Stone Press, I worked on The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & RollLennon Remembers; and Decades of Rock.

A selection of recent articles

Claire Oakley interview (Fade To Her)

Maria Sodahl interview (Fade To Her)

Female filmmakers funding (ScreenDaily)

Blackbird set visit (ScreenDaily)

Billie Piper interview (ScreenDaily)

How To Build a Girl set visit (ScreenDaily)

Queen of Hearts case study recap (CineEuropa)

Future Leaders Programmers (ScreenDaily)

A White, White Day set visit (ScreenDaily)

For Sama interview (ScreenDaily)

Queen of Hearts interview (DFI)

Glenn Close interview (ScreenDaily)

Ali Abbasi on Border (ScreenDaily)

Lukas Dhont on Girl (ScreenDaily)

The Square set report (ScreenDaily)

The Guilty interview (ScreenDaily)

The Making of Borg McEnroe (ScreenDaily)

Lady Macbeth interview (ScreenDaily)

God’s Own Country interview (ScreenDaily)

Indigenous filmmaking in 2018 (Screen)

Nicolas Winding Refn interview (DFI)

Kitchen sink dramas (The Daily Telegraph)

Anna Serner and Amanda Kernell interviews (EFAs Close-Up)

Ruben Ostlund interview (EFAs Close-Up)

 

And some old faves

Cynthia Plaster Caster interview (Salon)

Sofia Coppola on Lost In Translation (indieWIRE)

Fatih Akin on Head On (indieWIRE)

Best Worst Movie Ever? (Guardian)

The first interview Jared Hess did for Napoleon Dynamite (indieWIRE)

Debra Granik way back in 2004 talking Down To The Bone (Variety)

 

Wendy Mitchell is a film and entertainment journalist, film festival consultant, and panel and Q&A moderator.