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Our Story

Beyond Cinema Magazine was established in 2012 by the creative, publishing and editorial team of Moving Pictures Magazine. Initially co-publishing in partnership with the AFCI, Beyond Cinema is now publishing independently as it continues to serve the film industry in support of  festivals,  markets and film commissioners while creating a dialogue by and between film producers and the industry.

Meet the Team

ELLIOT KOTEK

Founder & EDITOR  in CHIEF

The Editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and former editor-in-chief of Celebs.com, Moving Pictures Magazine and NotImpossibleNow.com. Elliot is an entertainment correspondent for ABC Radio, and has contributed to The Hollywood Reporter, Flaunt, Distinction magazine for the Los Angeles Times, Inked, GQ and Details’ Style.com, Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, C, Santa Barbara, MovieMaker, Inside Film, Fade In, Black+White and dozens of other publications. His work has been acknowledged with 3 Cannes Lions awards (including the Titanium Lion), 2 One Show Awards, a Clio, two AICP awards, two Tellys, three Maggie Awards and NYU/Tisch’s Craft Award. Elliot has hosted the red carpet for Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, was a regular expert on Reelzchannel & has provided live coverage of the Oscars for a variety of media outlets. He has moderated panels, tributes and filmmaker/actor conversations at many of the world’s major festivals, served on the juries of numerous competitions & has conducted Q&As with filmmakers and talent for SAG and the WGA. Elliot is also founder & CEO of The Nation of Artists and is on the board of HealthEffect and often speaks on the subjects of innovation and collaboration. With degrees in Science and Law, Elliot was a practicing attorney before attending The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York (and earning NYU/Tisch’s Craft Award). He also completed UCLA‘s professional screenwriting program. Most recently, Elliot attended Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as their KIN Innovation Fellow for 2016. Australia’s Monash University awarded Elliot its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award for the Faculty of Science. Known for big-picture puzzle piecing in pursuit of social impact,  Elliot’s interest lies in thoughtfully adapting technologies from across industries so that content can have sustainable impact beyond the life of the stories themselves.

 

 

PETER TRIMARCO

Founder & PUBLISHER

The Publisher of Beyond Cinema and former publisher of Moving Pictures Magazine, Peter is also co-founder of Notable Kids Publishing.  He is a veteran of the entertainment and publishing industries having worked in the music business as executive producer and creative director on dozens of productions, co-founder of two record labels and as publisher for two film magazines. He was the creative director and executive producer on over forty titles with two receiving Grammy-Nominations. In addition, he has received awards for marketing and editorial design in print advertising and billboard marketing campaigns (ILCA & Addy Awards). In addition to running the business end of many campaigns and companies, Peter has been creative director on high-profile projects for: IBM, Martin Marietta, Mitsubishi Industries, A&E Video, Merchant Ivory Films, Milestone Films, Sire/Warner Records, The Hermitage Museum, The Musée d'orsay, La Cinématheque Québécoise, The Moscow String Quartet, Placido Domingo, Tim Weisberg and Willie Nelson. While continuing to publish Beyond Cinema, Peter is also developing young adult and children’s books for traditional publishing, as well animation for small and large screens. In addition to designing the award-winning “Lizzy’s World / It’s Just So” book series, he currently serves on the Board of the Independent Book Publishers Association.