Award-winning journalist Judith Trojan has written and edited more than 1,000 film and TV reviews and celebrity profiles. The long-time Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Sightlines magazine also launched, edited and contributed author profiles to Imprint, Simon & Schuster’s much-awarded company newsletter and served as writer/editor of several film-related books, including American Family Life Films (Scarecrow Press).
Her interviews have run the gamut from best-selling authors Mary Higgins Clark, Ann Rule and Frank McCourt and Academy Award-winning costume designer Ann Roth, screenwriter Eric Roth and animator John Canemaker to seminal documentary filmmakers Albert Maysles, Ken Burns and Perry Miller Adato, and broadcast TV’s legendary Carroll O’Connor (Archie Bunker), folk icon Judy Collins and Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney), among many others. Recent interviews and profiles have appeared in EDGE magazine and in two new books, Merchant-Ivory Interviews (2012) and Albert & David Maysles Interviews (2010), in the “Conversations with Filmmakers Series” published by the University Press of Mississippi.
Ms. Trojan also most recently and for 11 years helmed the Christopher Awards, a program that for more than 60 years annually honored feature films, TV/cable programs, and books for adults and children that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”
She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University with an internship at the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal Film Study Center. She has studied at and completed certificate film archival and film criticism programs at the American Film Institute in L.A. and the British Film Institute in the U.K., respectively. Check out her LinkedIn profile @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/judithtrojan