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Created by Patrick Sauriol, the original Coming Attractions launched in April 1995 with a database of just 12 movies. The idea was to compile all of the information that had been published about a movie, from the hard facts to the juiciest rumors, and have it organized into one place. Because the content was published online it meant that there was no limit on how large or detailed the tracking could be for a movie. But sometime shortly after the launch of the site something interesting happened: people working on the actual movies began sending in their insider views of working on the movie. Soon Coming Attractions (or CA for short) began to publish not just the information that other TV shows, magazines or newspapers ran but its own exclusive scoops. The 12 original movies grew into a lot more as readers began requesting titles and submitting the information they had heard. And that's how the internet's first movie news website got its start.

CA grew and remained online, transforming itself from a fun hobby to something that became a full-time job for its creator. Then in early 2004 Patrick accepted a job with Cinescape, a monthly movie magazine, as the publication's news editor. He took CA and ran it from underneath the Cinescape brand for nearly two years until the partnership ended. In 2007 early work began on what Patrick imagined would be the next evolution of CA: an interactive database that held all of the old CA film pages plus all of the future releases, with new applications for readers to track and follow a movie's production process. As well the site's coverage would now publish news stories that could go deeper into breaking developments from the world of entertainment. Programming began in 2008 and CA 2.0 launched in December of that year.

 

The Team:

Patrick Sauriol [Creator/Owner/Chief Writer] -- Patrick has been writing online since 1995, the year he made Coming Attractions. He's visited dozens of movie sets, interviewed hundreds of actors, directors, screenwriters and producers, and has been profiled in the pages of Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Premiere and The New York Times. In the past he's also served as the entertainment news editor for Cinescape magazine, written for Wizard magazine and had an ongoing column in Total Movie magazine.

Follow Patrick on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

Beau Watkins [Writer/Editor] --  The originator of our Retro Reviews column, Beau brings his keen analytical approach to reviewing movies while at the same time being able to entertain you with his insight. He's also broken exclusive interviews and news stories such as his coverage on the new Voltron TV series. Beau's currently working on several pieces of short fiction.

 

Den Shewman [Writer/Editor] -- One of the original writers behind IGN Movies, Den has also served as the editor-in-chief for Creative Screenwriting magazine. Based in Los Angeles, Den is a veteran of the Hollywood scene and has conducted hundreds of interviews with some of the industry's biggest talent.

Follow Den on: Twitter

 

Marc N. Kleinhenz [Writer] -- A freelance writer and videographer, Marc has written for many sites across the web. For Coming Attractions he's covered HBO's Game of Thrones and the current state of the video game industry.

 

Shane Lilge [Site Administrator] -- The tech guy behind CA, Shane is knowledgable, dependable and quick thinking. He handles the hardware and software problem solving side of things, and without him the site wouldn't be as robust or fun to read.

Follow Shane on: Twitter