Candice Frederick

Freelance Writer for Hire - Entertainment, Pop Culture, Lifestyle

United States of America

I am a freelance writer for /Film, The Mary Sue, Vice, Harper's Bazaar, Hello Beautiful, Gamespot, Bitch Media, The Undefeated, SYFY, Thrillist, Birth.Movies.Death, and Black Girl Nerds. I am also a pop culture panelist on "Real Live," on ABC News Live.

A former Editor at Essence Magazine, where I wrote and edited center-of-the-book features as well as arts and culture articles and helped launched their digital platform, in 2009 I founded Reel Talk Online, a blog dedicated to film reviews, commentary, and features with a focus on marginalized narratives.

I am a member of the Online Film Critics Society, African American Film Critics Association, and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

I was also the co-host of "Cinema in Noir," a podcast that specifically highlighted diversity in entertainment across media.

Contact Email: [email protected]



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