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10-yr-old award-winning film critic Perry Chen to write about movies for San Diego Union Tribune
10-year-old Perry S. Chen, the award-winning entertainment & film critic, TV/ radio personality and budding animator from San Diego, will join San Diego's largest newspaper, the Union Tribune’s newly formed movie panel starting in October, 2010.
The first movie Perry will write about is “Waiting for Superman,” to be published on October 8, 2010, when the film opens nationwide. The provocative new documentary is about the challenges of the American public school system, made by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim, whose “An Inconvenient Truth” won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2007. Perry interviewed director Guggenheim at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2010, and will meet him again at the San Diego Film Festival when this film is screening on October 1.
“I am thrilled and honored to share my thoughts about movies on San Diego’s top media,” said Perry Chen. “Most reviews of G/PG-rated films are written by adult critics and reporters. I know from my own experience that kids often like different things from their parents and other adults. I am glad to provide a kid’s voice and viewpoint.”
Perry Chen has reviewed movies on a multi-media platform on TV, radio, print, and web with his trademark and kid-friendly starfish. He has also been a columnist and entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine since July 2010. He was a presenter at the Annie Awards for animation in 2010, the youngest blogger on Animation World Network (AWN), the leading animation industry publisher; and the youngest member of Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA), and San Diego Press Club. Perry is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood (http://www.reptalent.com) for TV, movie, and commercial work.
Perry became a national sensation after his debut on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and interview with National Public Radio (NPR) host Liane Hansen for being one of the youngest film critics in the country. He has been extensively featured on regional, national, and international media, including AOL, Writer’s Guild of America, Microsoft Bing, Amazing Kids!, Fox 5, NBC 7/39, KUSI, CBS 8, CW Channel 6, LA Talk Radio’s Film Courage Show, Roots Up Radio, The Big Biz Show, Art Rocks! Radio, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, SanDiego.com, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Family, San Diego Entertainer, San Diego News Network, World Journal, The China Press, and more.
Perry was also a speaker at TEDx Redmond conference, a conference for kids, by kids, featuring all kid speakers at Microsoft campus in September 2010. In his speech “For the Love of Movies,” he spoke about his inspiring journey as a young film critic and lessons learned. Perry is also becoming a filmmaker and animator, partnering with Oscar-nominated animator and filmmaker Bill Plympton to create his next animation short about a young Jewish girl who survived the Holocaust called “Beyond the Forest,” slated to premiere at various film festivals in 2011.
Perry Chen started writing movie reviews of G and PG-rated films in November 2008 when he was an 8-year-old third grader at the San Diego Del Mar Union School district’s Torrey Hills School. Perry has published over 30 movie reviews as a film critic and columnist on Animation World Network, nine San Diego newspapers and his own website. He is the host of “Perry Previews the Movies” on wsRadio, the worldwide leader in internet talk radio. Perry reviewed movies on several local television stations regularly and is a frequent star on the red carpet at various film festivals, awards, and film premieres.
Perry is the youngest honoree recognized by Cox Communications and Channel 4 San Diego for the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month recognition which he won in May 2010. Perry won a “Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Award” in the “Arts” category in May 2010 from “The Optimist Club of Del Mar –Solana Beach,” an “Excellent Writer Award” given by “We Chinese in America” newspaper and magazine in January 2010 for his movie review column.
For Perry’s reviews, videos, and radio talk show, visit:
About The San Diego Union Tribune: The San Diego Union Tribune is the top media company in San Diego, reaching 58 percent of the local market, with over 300,000 combined readership including print and online.
For media inquiries about Perry Chen, contact Zhu Shen, executive producer of Perry Chen’s animation "Beyond the Forest," email: bioforesight@
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Perry's Previews features multi-media reviews by Perry Chen, an award-winning 10-year-old entertainment critic of movies and family entertainment, TV/radio personality, youngest blogger, filmmaker featured on CBS & NPR. Details: www.perryspreviews.com