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American Cinemotographer – Cinematography Magazines
Hollywood, CA.: American Society of Cinematographers
“American Cinematographer magazine is a magazine published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers. It focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, covering domestic and foreign feature productions, television productions, short films, music videos and commercials. The emphasis is on interviews with cinematographers, but directors and other filmmakers are often featured as well. Articles include technical how-to pieces, discussions of tools and technologies that affect cinematography, and historical features.” – Wikipedia. Cinematography magazines.
Australian TV Week Magazine- Brisbane – TV Magazines Free
Melbourne: Southdown Press
“TV Week magazine is a weekly Australian magazine that provides television program listings information and highlights, as well as television-related news. Content ranges from previews for upcoming storylines of popular television programs, particularly dramas, comedies, soap operas and reality shows airing in Australia, celebrity interviews, gossip and news reports about television, movies and music. A full weekly program guide with highlights is featured, as well listings for streaming services and crossword puzzles. It was first published as a Melbourne-only publication in December 1957.” – Wikipedia.
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Backstage – American Film Magazines
“Backstage is the resource for actors, movers, and shakers in the performing arts—expert advice, casting news intel, inspiration, opportunities, and more, provided by industry pros and fellow artists.” – Website. Film magazines online.
Box Office Pro – Film Industry Magazines
Hollywood, CA.: PUBLISHER
Box Office Pro is a film industry magazine dedicated to the movie theater business, and has had various names since it was founded in 1920. It has been the official publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners since 2006. For several decades a ‘Barometer’ issue” was published each January reviewing the past year. – Wikipedia. Film industry magazines.
CineAction: A Magazine of Radical Film Criticism & Theory – Film Magazines Online
Toronto, CA: CineAction
A Canada-based film magazine, published three times a year, edited by an editorial collective that originally included critic Robin Wood. It was founded in 1985 by members of the film department at Toronto’s York University. The magazine has a Marxist-orientation. The first 98 issues of the magazine were published in print from 1985-2016. The inaugural online issue appeared in October 2018. – Wikipedia. Film magazines online.
Cinefantastique – Film Magazines Online
Forest Park, IL.: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique magazine is an American horror, fantasy, and science fiction film magazine. Cinefantastique originally started as a mimeographed fanzine in 1967, then relaunched as a quarterly magazine in 1970. Publisher/editor Frederick S. Clarke made it a serious critical/review journal of the genres. Clarke died in 2000, and not long afterward the magazine was sold, and the name was changed to CFQ. – Wikipedia. Film magazines online.
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Cinema Papers – Film Magazines Online
Melbourne, Australia: Cinema Papers
First published nationally in 1974, and was published bimonthly in Melbourne. It absorbed another magazine, ‘Filmviews’ in 1989. Cinema Papers ended in 1999, but was revived in 2000 by another publisher, before shutting down again in 2001. Film magazines online.
Cinesprint Magazine – Film Magazines Online
Hyderabad, India: Wishesh Digital Media
News and happenings from the Indian Cine world, including movie reviews, hot gossip, interviews, star profiles, news, etc. India Movies, film magazines online.
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Deadline Hollywood – Film Industry Magazines
Hollywood, CA.: PMC
“Deadline Hollywood has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood is regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry leaders and key decision-makers across many fields track Deadline many times a day and its postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.” – Website. Film industry magazines.
Disney News – Film Magazines Online
U.S.: Walt Disney
“The Disney Magazine, otherwise known as Disney News Magazine, was the “Official Magazine for Magic Kingdom Club Families” and ran between the years of 1965 and 2005. The magazine was sent out four times a year, with one edition per season and was free to members of the Magic Kingdom Club (MKC).” – Wikipedia. Film magazines online.
Doctor Who Magazine – Film Magazines Online
UK: Marvel Comics, Panini House
“Doctor Who Magazine is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series “Doctor Who”. Launched in 1979 as Doctor Who Weekly, the magazine became a monthly publication the following year. Now with 13 issues a year, the publication features behind the scenes articles on the TV show and other media, as well as producing its own comic strip.” – Internet Archive. Film magazines online.
Film Bulletin – Film Industry Magazines
A motion picture trade paper, issued every other week. Seems to be aimed mainly at cinema managers and other professionals in film distribution. It features (among many other articles), reviews of films that each contain a synopsis of the story and an assessment of its drawing power for ticket buyers. Film Bulletin Magazine, film industry magazines.
Film India – Old Movie Magazines
Bombay (Mumbai): Baburao Patel
“Film India magazine was an Indian monthly magazine covering Indian cinema and published in English. The magazine featured film news, editorials, studio round-ups, gossip, and reviews of different language films, mainly from Hindi and regional cinema and affiliated reviews from Hollywood.” – Wikipedia. Old Movie Magazines.
Films in Review – Movie Review Magazines
NY: Then and There Media
The magazine was apparently begun in the nineteen teens under a different name by the National Board of Review, an organization founded to censor Hollywood movies. In 1950 the format was changed along with the name, and it became more reader friendly. In the mid-1990s the National Board of Review sold it, and the print publication was discontinued shortly thereafter. – Website. Movie Review Magazines.
Flix Premiere Close Up – Film Industry Magazines
UK: Flix Premiere
“Flix Premiere is an online Cinema bringing you exclusive new movies every week. Discover Award-Winning new movies, across all genres, only available on Flix Premiere. The purpose of this magazine is to share with our movie-goers, the industry and our partners – updates about what is happening at Flix Premiere each month. We aim to highlight and explore the upcoming month’s film premieres in each market, and occasionally announce new developments on our platform. ” – Publisher. Film Industry Magazines.
Hollywood Reporter – Film Industry Magazines
Los Angeles, California: Penske Media
An American magazine and website that focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. Founded in 1930 as a trade paper. – Wikipedia. Film Industry Magazines.
ICG Magazine – Cinematography Magazines
Hollywood, CA.: International Cinematographers Guild
“The International Cinematographers Guild represents the most talented camera professionals in the world. The technicians and artisans in our union are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen.” – Website. Cinematography Magazines.
Modern Screen – Old Movie Magazines
Modern Screen magazine was an American fan magazine that debuted in November 1930 and was published by Dell in New York City, selling for 10 cents. For many years Modern Screen and Photo Play were the most popular magazines among film fans. Modern Screen continued to be successful well into the ’70s, but in the 80s the public was turning to celebrity magazines like People. Modern Screen closed in 1985. – from Wikipedia. Old movie magazines.
Motion Picture Fan Magazine Variety – Old Movie Magazines
U.S. – Various publishers
Many of the earliest American film magazine titles for fans are here; mostly from the early 1920s. They include ‘Film Fun’, ‘Movie Weekly’, ‘Screenland’, and ‘Movie Pictorial’. This website (Century Past), has extensive collections of three film fan magazines from the inter-war period; ‘Photoplay’, ‘Motion Picture’, and ‘Silver Screen’. All three can be found on the Entertainment Magazines page. Old movie magazines.
Movie and Radio Guide – Old Movie Magazines
“Movie and Radio Guide, a weekly, began life in 1931 as Radio Guide, changing its name in 1940. The name was revised again in 1940 to Movie-Radio Guide. “There were as many as 14 regional editions, intended to reflect local programming schedules and stations. It morphed into Radio guide and is the predecessor of TV Guide” – World Radio History.com. Nearly half of each issue has articles about movie and radio shows and stars, with most of the remainder devoted to extensive radio schedules. See the entry on this web page for “Radio Guide Magazine” for issues from 1931 to 1940. Old Movie Magazines.
Movie Fan Magazine Collection – Old Movie Magazines
This collection of early fan magazines includes Screenland, Movie Pictorial, Photo-Play World, Close-Up, New Zealand Theatre & Motion Picture, Film Fun, Movie Weekly, and other titles. Old movie magazines.
Moving Picture World – Old Movie Magazines
NY: J.P. Chalmers Jr.
“The Moving Picture World magazine was an influential early trade journal for the American film industry, from 1907 to 1927.” – Wikipedia. This was an industry journal, intended for professionals in the film industry or cinema owners rather than for film fans. Classic old movie magazines.
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Nostalgia Illustrated – Old Movie Magazines
NY: Curtis Magazines
Subtitled “The Pleasures of the Past”, this brief series in the mid-70s contained articles & photos of pop culture from the early- to mid-20th century. TV, movies and movie stars make up a large share of the content. Nostalgia Illustrated Magazine. Classic movie magazines, old movie magazines.
Odeon Magazine – Film Industry Magazines
Bath, UK: Future Fusion
Published on behalf of Odeon cinemas. “Every packed issue, ODEON Magazine brings you the latest film news, previews, reviews and features, presented, written with blockbusting passion and knowledge by film lovers for film lovers.” – Publisher. Film industry magazines.
Old Radio Times – Radio Magazines
U.S.: Old Radio Times Researchers Group
“The ‘Old Radio Times’ magazine is the official publication of the Old Time Radio Researchers. Every two months readers are treated to informational and entertaining features by the hobby’s best writers and researchers. Articles are varied, but are centralized on events surrounding the Golden Age of Radio. Topics include, but are not limited too, how shows were produced, bios and events in OTR personalities lives, detailed series descriptions and information, current research techniques, transcribing techniques, rare OTR photographs, OTR editorials, and much more.” – Old Time Radio Researchers Group.
Photoplay – Old Movie Magazines
Chicago: McFadden Publications
Photoplay magazine was one of the first American film fan magazines. It was founded in 1911 in Chicago, the same year that J. Stuart Blackton founded Motion Picture Story, a magazine also directed at fans. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Photoplay was the most popular magazine in the genre. Old movie magazines.
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Picture-Play – Old Movie Magazines
NY: Street & Smith
“Picture Play magazine, originally titled Picture-Play Weekly magazine, was an American weekly magazine focusing on the film industry. Its first edition was published on April 10, 1915. It eventually transitioned from a weekly to a monthly magazine, before ending its production run in 1941 when it merged with Charm Magazine.” – Publisher. Picture-Play’s intended audience was movie fans, and the issues are filled with articles about stars and recent films, and lots of photos. Old movie magazines.
Radio Guide – Radio Magazines PDF
NY Radio Guide
Radio Guide magazine published listings of network radio programming schedules, with articles about the stars, stations and networks. It began in late 1931 and changed names to “Movie and Radio Guide” in 1940; then ceased publication in 1943.
Radio Mirror – Radio Magazines
NY – Syndicate Management Corp.
A monthly magazine for listeners that began publication in late 1933. It changed names a few times, and was finally “Radio & TV Mirror’ in 1952-1953. Radio Mirror Magazine.
Realscreen – Film Magazines Online
Ontario, Canada: Brunico
“Realscreen is the only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries. Realscreen aims to bring diverse communities together for dialog, debate and discussion about the global business of factual entertainment.” – Publisher. Film Magazines Online.
SciFiNow – Film Magazines Online
Forest Park, IL.: Cinefantastique
A British magazine and website published every four weeks by Kelsey Media in the United Kingdom, covering the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres. It launched in April 2007, with the print publication ceasing in May 2020. – Wikipedia. Film Magazines Online.
Screen Africa – Film Magazines Online
Johannesburg, South Africa: Sun Circle
“Screen Africa has become the industry bible for South Africa’s film and broadcasting sectors. As South Africa has increasingly taken its place as a leader and partner among Africa’s 54 nations, Screen Africa has broadened its horizons to include film and broadcast industries across the continent. The magazine is now constantly expanding its footprint in one of the world’s most exciting, diverse and vibrant entertainment and communications sectors and expanding its vision from a South African one to a truly pan-African one.” – Website. Film Magazines Online.
Screen Thrills Illustrated – Old Movie Magazines
A popular magazine covering movies, TV and stars. Westerns, war movies and other adventure shows are the main content, and the target audience is mainly male. Screen Thrills Illustrated Magazine, old movie magazines.
SDC Journal – Film Magazines Online
New York: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
“Published by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, SDC JOURNAL’s mission is to give voice to an empowered collective of directors and choreographers working in all jurisdictions and venues across the country, encourage advocacy, and highlight artistic achievement. SDC is a national theatrical labor union.” – Publisher. Film magazines online.
SFX – Film Magazines Online
Bath, UK: Future PLC
SFX magazine is published every four weeks by Future plc and was founded in 1995. The magazine covers topics in the genres of popular science fiction, fantasy, and horror, within the media of films, television, video games, comics, and literature. – Wikipedia. Film magazines online.
Sight and Sound – Movie Review Magazines
London, UK: British Film Institute
A British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI). It began as a quarterly in 1932, becoming a monthly in 1991 when it merged with another BFI publication, ‘Monthly Film Bulletin’. The magazine reviews all film releases each month. – Wikipedia. Movie review magazines.
Silver Screen – Old Movie Magazines
New York Dewey Dec. 050
This monthly fan magazine focusing on the film industry began in 1930 and continued, with changes, until 1977. Vol 1-10 (Nov 1930 – Oct 1940), except Vol 3 and part of Vol 5 (Nov 1934 – Feb 1935) are available. Silver Screen Magazine, old movie magazines.
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Television Magazine – TV Magazines Free
London, UK: Royal Television Society
“The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television. Television Magazine is the UK’s leading monthly on television issues and broadcasting policy, distributed free to all RTS members.” – Website. TV magazines free.
Television / Radio Age – TV Magazines Free
NY: Television Editorial Corporation
“This was a U.S. television industry trade magazine from 1953 to 1989. It was known for its dry but detailed coverage of the broadcasting industry and pioneering efforts to connect Madison Avenue (the advertisers) with program makers.” – Wikipedia. TV magazines free.
TV & Satellite Week – TV Magazines Free
London, UK: Future Publishing
“TV & Satellite Week is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom. Its focus is on quality dramas, comedy and documentaries, films and sport.” – Wikipedia. Free TV magazines. TV & Satellite Week Magazine.
TV Guide – TV Magazines Free
U.S.: TV Guide Magazine LLC
“TV Guide Magazine is a bi-weekly American magazine that provides television program listings information as well as television-related news, celebrity interviews and gossip, film reviews, crossword puzzles, and, in some issues, horoscopes.” – Wikipedia. TV magazines free.
World Screen – Film Magazines Online
NY: World Screen
“World Screen, the publishing group behind World Screen magazine, also publishes TV Europe, TV Latina, TV Formats, TV Asia, TV Kids, TV Real, TV Drama and TV Listings. The company’s online offerings include ten English- and Spanish-language newsletters, twenty websites and a number of targeted annual guides.” – Website. This collection includes several of the listed titles. Film Magazines Online.
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Websites of More Movie, TV & Radio Magazines
Free online versions of these Movie, TV & Radio magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.