Founded in January 1997, Dark Horizons® is not only one of the world's top sources for online entertainment news, but one of the most widely respected and well regarded with experience in this medium that few can match.
With a focus squarely on the industry rather than celebrity gossip, and a predilection for genre fare, the site has amassed a very large and intensely loyal readership over the years including corporate professionals, early adopters, influential industry insiders, marketing & PR departments, and film and tech journalists.
Said readership is matched only by its internal industry reputation as one of the most fair, balanced and objective sites in the field, one that avoids the hyperbole of over editorialising. It also delivers the news with a voice of authority and experience thanks to its editor Garth Franklin who has blazed the trail in the online publishing field since the Internet's early days back in the mid-1990's.
If you have a scoop you'd like to submit, please use the Contact Us form already provided. If you'd like to syndicate our content, Dark Horizons® has affordable plans that let you reprint our content in your newspaper, in your newsletter, or on your website or blog. Contact Garth for more information.
Editor-in-Chief, Senior Writer, Creator
One of the very first online entertainment journalists, Sydney-based Garth Franklin has clocked up more hours, stories and experience in this field than the entire staff of various other sites combined. Respected and well-regarded amongst his peers, Franklin created and designed the very first Dark Horizons® incarnation on geocities.com back in April 1996 and has steered it through at least four major re-designs, two recessions, hundreds of interviews, thousands of screenings, and tens of thousands of articles.
Garth's work over the past nearly twenty years has taken him all over the globe to places like Auckland, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Bangkok, Baton Rouge, Berlin, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Harare, Hwange, Honolulu, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Naples, New York City, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Rotorua, San Diego, San Francisco, Siem Reap, Singapore, Surfer's Paradise, Suva, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice and Wellington. He has regular consulted with and/or worked alongside publicists, managers, producers, studio VPs, agents, filmmakers and celebrities in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.
Franklin has also contributed columns for several outlets including Empire Magazine Australia, Cinescape Magazine and AOL, served as a film critic on both Foxtel's Channel V and ABC Radio 702 with Angela Catterns, contributed content or towards pieces for numerous outlets ranging from IGN to USA Today to the U.S. Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and guested on several podcasts including The Leaky Cauldron, Smodcast's Team Jack and Pod Save Our Screen.Contact: Mail, Facebook, Twitter
A Midwestern-born film critic and member of the Online Film Critics Society, Brian Orndorf is one of the online arena's most prodigious reviewers with over 2000 reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes.
His reviews and writing have appeared on such publications as Collider.com, DVDTalk.com, eFilmCritic.com, FilmJerk.com, Modamag.com and OhmyNews.com.Contact: Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Website
Former U.S. West Coast Contributor
Jeff Otto is a well-respected entertainment writer whose work has also appeared in such publications Fandango, SyFy Channel, The New York Post, FEARnet, IGN.com and Bloody-Disgusting.com. He is a regular contributor on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 featured reviews.
As an entertainment journalist, Jeff has interviewed just about every actor, director or celebrity you can think of. He’s traveled the globe visiting sets such as "Batman Begins" in London, "Doom" in Prague, "Chronicles of Narnia" in New Zealand and, more recently, "Everybody Loves Whales" in Alaska, "Green Lantern" in New Orleans and TV’s "The Walking Dead" in Atlanta.Contact: Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Website
A hard-working Australian journalists who has written for publications and institutions throughout Australia including The West Australian, Penthouse, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian MacWorld, Xpress Magazine and The Seaside Observer.
Along with writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture, he's written over 15 novels, dozens of short stories, poetry, and a journal now in its 20th year.Contact: Mail, Website
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