January 13, 2011

MRQE Connects with the New York Film Critics Circle

The New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner was this week, and MRQE was invited. Our presence there was more than just the fact that we are headquartered in New York and a part of the city's film community. In fact, for the past two months we have been working closely with the now-former Chair, Armond White of the New York Press, in bringing the illustrious Circle into the 21st Century.

We partnered with NYFCC to relaunch their website (www.nyfcc.com) as a destination site for film buffs and movie fans. Built on WordPress, their new site includes social media integration, a blog section, and connection to MRQE.com for users to access reviews from NYFCC members for all films current and classic, as well as award winners. We are very proud of this and hope that movie-goers will find this a very useful resource year-round.

“The new website will be a much richer resource,” says White, New York Film Critics Circle Chair 2009 - 2010, “it will not only only feature our awards but will be a much richer resource year-round, showcasing our members' writing and helping film-goers plan their movie-going every weekend.”

The blog and social media integration will help instill more user interactivity as compared to their old site. In the coming weeks and months, we hope that all members of the NYFCC will use the blog to provide interesting and thoughtful film commentary, as they do from their own columns and blogs. It's also now very easy to follow Circle members who have Twitter accounts. We are working closely with the Circle and helping them achieve this goal.

Being at the dinner was indeed very thrilling for us. Not only is it an honor to be working with such a group of influential people, but to then be in the same room with such great actors, directors, and writers as those who were honored and those who presented, was a great experience. We bore witness to a minor controversy, hobnobbed with the famous, and ate some pretty decent roasted chicken.

Be sure to check out the relaunched NYFCC.com and make it another destination for movie reviews. Also, head over to their Awards page to see this year's winners, including The Social Network, which took home the top prize.

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