Forrest Hartman has more than a decade of daily newspaper experience, including 11 years as the arts editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal, the most widely circulated publication in Northern Nevada. An accomplished film, television and theater writer, he has interviewed many of the biggest names in entertainment, and his byline has appeared in some of the nationís largest newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press, Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star.
Although he routinely covers a variety of topics, Forrest is best known as a film writer, and his self-syndicated home video column runs in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Lansing State Journal and a number of smaller outlets. Also, Forrest was the Gazette-Journalís primary film critic Ė and a contributing critic for Gannett News Service Ė until late 2009.
Forrestís journalistic endeavors have been honored in the Nevada Press Association's Better Newspaper contest almost yearly, most notably with a first place for Entertainment Writing in 2002 and a second place for Critical Writing in both 2007 and 2009. Outside of his work in the arts, Forrest has established himself as a technology journalist, having written many freelance stories about television and home theater technology for About.com.
Forrest received a bachelor's degree in information and communication studies with an emphasis on journalism from California State University, Chico, in 1990, and he is currently pursuing a masterís degree in English at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a member in good standing of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and Broadcast Film Critics Association
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