30/05/12 Future, the international specialist media group and leading digital publisher, has named Total Film Editor Jane Crowther as Editor-in-Chief in the wake of the highly successful launch of the brand’s interactive iPad edition.
Jane has been Editor since January, having acted in the role since last July. She has worked for the title, on staff and as a freelance, for more than a decade. As Editor-in-Chief, she will oversee all elements of the expanding brand – including print, online, Tablet and mobile editions, video and all other related Total Film brand properties.
Jane says: “It’s an amazing time to be editing Total Film, and spearheading the entire TF brand range is a tremendous, and exciting, challenge. We are thrilled with the reception to our iPad app, and technology of this kind is going to be the portal to unprecedented opportunities for us.”
Total Film’s iPad edition launched on May 11 built on Future’s own app-creation software, FutureFolio. Leading with an exclusive report from the set of The Dark Knight Returns, the iPad-only interactive content includes animated feature intros, picture galleries, full-screen movie trailers and shareable text.
Totalfilm.com, meanwhile, goes from strength to strength and overtook Empireonline for the first time in December 2011, with 236,000 unique users – compared to Empireonline.com’s 235,000 – and 5.3 million page views to Empireonline.com’s 4.9 million [source: comScore].
Lee Nutter, Publisher of Total Film, says: “Total Film’s continued growth through digital channels has exceeded our expectations both at home and internationally. Jane has been instrumental in driving this growth with the fantastic interactive iPad edition and will deliver further success for the brand in her new role.”
The Total Film Interactive Edition is available to download from www.totalfilm.com/newsstand. Each monthly edition is priced at £3.99. Film fans can also download a free sampler edition from the Total Film Container App now.
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About Total Film:
Total Film is the modern movie brand, taking an affectionate and irreverent look at Hollywood blockbusters, classic films and more indie fare. Reaching more valuable film fans than ever before, TotalFilm.com, the Total Film app and magazine provide users with all the latest gossip and news from the film world, including first looks at the coolest movies in production now. The Total Film brand offers the world’s most reliable film and DVD reviews together with exclusive interviews with the biggest names and hottest talents working in movies right now.
Future is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 35 million unique users. Future delivers more than 100 digital editions and bespoke apps through the rapidly growing iPad platform and is developing product for new tablet devices coming on stream. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand and apps is rightly regarded as market leading. Technology brand T3 is leading the way on iPad, becoming one of the top grossing apps in the UK and one of the very few five star apps in the world. The Future digital portfolio includes award winning and hugely respected brands including: www.techradar.com, www.cyclingnews.com, www.gamesradar.com, www.computerandvideogames.com, www.musicradar.com and www.bikeradar.com.