To the website of freelance journalist, author and member of the Critics Circle, London Stephen Applebaum (@grubstreetsteve). All content is written by me, unless marked otherwise.
My specialist areas are film, entertainment, politics and social affairs. However, as a professional writer with more than 20 years' experience, I am able to turn my hand to almost any subject, quickly and accurately.
Over the years my work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and different media internationally, including Dazed & Confused, Stylist, The Independent, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, the Daily Mirror, The Times, the Sunday Times Culture, FHM, Vogue, Time Out, The National, Manchester City Life, Dazed and Confused, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, The Big Issue, The Jewish Chronicle, the Sunday Herald, What's on in Dubai, Film Review, Total Film, MovieScope, Personal Computer World, Empire, The Sunday Times(Perth), BBC Online, The Listener, The South China Morning Post and Filmfour.com.
I have also been reprinted in several books, including Secrets of 24: The Unauthorized Guide to the Political and Moral Issues Behind TV's Most Riveting Drama, The UK Film Finance Handbook 2005/06, and The Film Finance Handbook - Global Edition.
In 2008 I was nominated for an Australian OPSO award for a newspaper story about the film director Tamara Jenkins.
In 2012, a newspaper story I wrote for The Scotsman about Robert Rodriguez supplied the concluding interview in the book, Robert Rodriguez: Interviews, edited by Zachary Ingle.
I am the author of The Wicker Man: Conversations with Robin Hardy, Anthony Shaffer & Edward Woodward, which is available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Wicker-Man-Conversations-Woodward-ebook/dp/B008COOH2S
I attend the Berlin (February), Cannes (May), Venice (September), Zurich (October) and London (November) film festivals every year, and I am available for coverage of those events.
If you would like to commission me, or reproduce features/interviews posted on this site, please email me in the first instance to discuss a project/rates, or contact me via Twitter: @grubstreetsteve.
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