Debbie Lynn Elias Bio –
A noted film critic, Debbie Lynn Elias has been a published journalist for over 40 years, writing everything from hard news to public service announcements, travel pieces, celebrity interviews and profiles, book-theater-restaurant reviews, legal briefs, informational news stories, and for the past 29+ years, film reviews. She previously served as managing editor and writer for a national legal magazine, and is author of the children’s book, ‘Narcissa Cooks the Kitchen’.
An award-winning producer and writer, she spent years honing her technical and creative skills in tv and film production, as well as journalism, starting in the early days of cable television and news broadcasting and then moving into episodic tv, feature films, PSA’s and music videos. Debbie easily vacillated between the different formats and different job capacities, working on crews with then fellow novices and burgeoning directors/producers, among them, Roger Spottiswoode, Don Coscarelli and Stephen J. Cannell. Combining her practical training and experience and love of film & television with her journalistic expertise and years of education, experience and personal connections in the television and film business, now, in her capacity as a film critic, Debbie brings unique and interesting perspectives to her film reviews and interviews.
A member of the prestigious Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, Debbie is one of the few film critics in the country to have worked in both the technical and creative ends of the tv and film industries. Her movie reviews are carried in over 140 print and entertainment sites worldwide with over 1 million weekly readers.
Still active in the production end of film and tv, Debbie is a champion of independent film and filmmakers, and not only serves as a consultant to first-time and independent filmmakers but remains hands-on with production, most recently as Executive Producer of the award-winning web series “Co-Op of the Damned”, Executive Producer of the award-winning short film “Bunker”, the experimental short film” like/comment/subscribe” , “The Cat’s Cradle” directed by award-winning director David Spaltro, the Halloween comedy-horror anthology short “Bitter”, and the upcoming, “The Bartender”, among others.
You can also find Debbie on the red carpet at events like Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent Spirit Awards and TCM Classic Film Festival. A favorite with distributors, publicists and talent alike as a moderator for screenings and panels, Debbie also moderates, hosts premieres, post-screening Q&A’s, in-depth panel discussions, and more, adding that extra spark and extra thought to engage an audience and the talent just a bit more. She is also the force behind the “Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Grants” supporting the future filmmakers of tomorrow.
Most recently expanding her media complement to include radio and video podcasts, as creator and host of “Behind the Lens” you can catch Debbie on the radio at AdrenalineRadio.com, live on Mondays at 11am PT/2pm ET. Miss the show? Catch up with audio and/or video podcasts 24/7 on BehindTheLensOnline.net or on the AdrenalineRadio.com archives as well as iTunes!
With a motto of “Educate, Enlighten and Entertain”, Debbie is just that in every facet of her work.