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Leonard Maltin
Film Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight


Leonard Maltin, Film Correspondent, Entertainment Tonight Since 1982, Leonard Maltin has served as film correspondent and historian for Entertainment Tonight. He is also co-host of "Hot Ticket", the weekly, half-hour movie preview and review show

In addition to his role on ET and "Hot Ticket", Maltin teaches at the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television. Currently, he also serves as film critic and columnist for Playboy magazine and hosts the daily radio feature, "Leonard Maltlin's Video View," airing on KNX-AM 1070 in Los Angeles. He is widely recognized for his on-camera introductions to "The Little Rascals" on video, as well as various "Making of..." documentaries about a variety of classic films. He is also hosting and coproducing a popular series of DVDs called "Walt Disney Treasures." Maltin joined Entertainment Tonight nine months into its first season (1982.) Previously, he held a faculty position from 1973-81 at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

A native of Teaneck, NJ, Maltin graduated from New York University with a major in journalism. He has penned a number of cinema-related articles and books, including his annual paperback, including his annual paperback, "Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide," which is considered the definitive film reference around the world. Maltin's other titles include, most recently, "The Great American Broadcast," and also "Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons," "The Great Movie Comedians," "The Disney Films," "The Art of the Cinematographer" and "Selected Short Subjects." He has written articles which have appeared in The New York Times, TV Guide, Esquire, Premiere, Smithsonian and Film Comment.

Currently, Maltin is movie critic for Playboy magazine, and a regular contributor to Modern Maturity and Disney magazines.

Each week, he hosts the radio feature "Leonard Maltin's Video View," broadcast on more than 100 stations in the US. and Canada.

As a member of the National Film Preservation Board, Maltin votes on the 25 films named each year to join the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress. Previously, he also served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts. Honors highlighting his career and devotion to film preservation include the 2001 Annie Award from the International Animated Film Society, 1997 Press Award from the Publicists Guild; the 1996 Video Software Dealers Association special award for his contribution to home video; the 1993 Anthology Film Archives of America Preservation Award; the 1993 Laser Beam Award from the Laser Disc Association of America; and the 1973 "Man of the Year" award from Society for Cinephiles. Previously, he also served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts.

Widely respected for his vast expertise in the genre, Maltin is also a frequent contributor to numerous news organizations that cover pop culture and cinematic history. Recently, he was featured in "Jaws: The E! True Hollywood Story," Turner Classic Movies' "Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story," and the PBS documentary "The Last Editor," about newsman Jim Bellows. Previously, he was featured in the video "The Making of Fantasia" and "Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation" for PBS. He was also a consultant for the highly-rated special "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars," and appeared in the CNN series "Voices of the Millennium." Recognized for connecting with the MTV audience, he has also served as a featured guest on "MTV Movie Awards Uncensored" and "The List" on VH1. Perhaps his most notorious and celebrated appearance was in an episode of "South Park."

Among his honors, Maltin received the 1997 Press Award from the Publicists Guild; the 1996 Video Software Dealers Association special award for his contribution to home video; the 1993 Anthology Film Archives of America Preservation Award; and the 1993 Laser Beam Award from the Laser Disc Association of America. He was also named 1973's Man of the Year by the Society for Cinephiles.

Fans can keep up with his thoughts on current movie trends at www.leonardmaltin.com. He also publishes a quarterly newsletter for old-movie buffs, Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy.

Maltin, who lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and daughter.





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