Dear Screened Community,
Hello – it is nice to meet you.
I know there has been a lot of discussion around the future of Screened during the transition of the parent company, Whiskey Media, and I want to first and foremost assure you that we are excited to make Screened a part of the BermanBraun family. We have no intention of shutting it down, or “winterizing it,” or doing anything else that would keep this site from continuing to build and thrive in the direction you all have created from your participation.
With change, however, comes some realities that we don’t want to gloss over. We respect you all too much to do these things behind a shroud, or act like things aren’t happening when they are. You will see some new voices popping up around the site, but as these names show up, the purpose of community and participation is having a healthy open place to have discussions around editorial and the perspective that both the editorial and community bring to the table. That is what Screened is at its core - a place for fans to talk and engage with each other about their love of movies and entertainment. Those fans can be staff working on the site, and they can be you, the community, who give and share opinions in this great online destination that you all have created.
Another reality in this situation is that while Matt Rorie has been gracious in his help during this transition, he is moving on from the Screened family. It is with no small amount of gratitude that we recognize the time and energy he has put into the build and sustainment of Screened. He has poured himself into this role for quite some time, and we know that when he looks back on everything Screened will become, he can take a lot of credit for helping cultivate the seed that you all have planted and that we plan to continue to grow.
So for now we turn it to you. We have some incredible things planned for the evolution of Screened that will leverage the best of the best in Hollywood and beyond. We will share much more over time, but can say that we plan to give you, the Screened family, incredible access to the world of movies and TV like no one else in this space can. However, what is more important to us than anything, is that we want you all to know that each and everyone of you who made Screened are top of mind for us as we make our plans to grow the site. It is you who have built it, and you who will continue to live in it. We value each and every one of you as part of the whole, and know we have you to answer to as this evolution continues
We hope you stick it out with us. We promise to do everything we can to make it worth your while.