Ben F. Silverio

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Location
Chicago, IL
School
Drexel University
Expertise
Movies, Television, Comics, Representation/Diversity In Media
  • In 2008 alongside Zachary Shevich, Ben co-founded The Pretentious Film Majors, a movie review radio show on Drexel's WKDU 97.1FM. Over the years, it evolved into an entertainment hub that also included podcasts, YouTube videos, and written reviews in various Philadelphia-based outlets.
  • Since 2011, Ben has written nearly 4,000 news articles and editorials across sites such as GeekAnything, ScienceFiction.com, Cinedork, MovieSmackdown, and more. This includes coverage of events like NYCC, Wizard World, C2E2, Tribecca, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival, plus interviews with Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Danny Pudi, a few Batmen, and some Doctors (including Frasier Crane).
  • With producer Ansel Burch and co-host Erin Cline, Ben is the co-host of Time 2 Party, a podcast that has a good time by revisiting time travel media to determine whether they're still worth your time.

Experience

Ben F. Silverio is a pop-culture enthusiast from Philadelphia, PA that currently resides in Chicago, IL. In the decade after earning a Screenwriting and Playwriting degree with a minor in Television Production from Drexel University, Ben has used his skills all over the internet as a journalist, critic, and social media ninja for the likes of ScienceFiction.com, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, and GeekAnything.com. He can mostly be found talking about wrestling, superheroes, or his time travel podcast Time 2 Party on Twitter at @BSilverio20.

Education

Ben attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA to learn the ins and outs of filmmaking both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Screenwriting and Playwriting with a minor in Television Production.
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