Michael Coate

Michael Coate

Michael Coate is a journalist and film historian and joined The Digital Bits as a Contributing Editor in 2013.  His new column for The Bits is History, Legacy & Showmanship, which focuses on retrospectives and tributes to popular and significant films.

From 1997 to 2004, Coate was the Research Editor and a Staff Writer at Widescreen Review magazine.  He co-founded From Script to DVD, where he wrote and edited content between 2004 and 2007. In addition, he’s contributed to American Cinematographer, BoxOfficeReplication News and Sight & Sound, and the websites Cinema Treasures.org and In 70mm.  Michael has also dabbled in cinematography, worked as a clapper/loader on a number of film and television productions and spent a few years as a projectionist. 

Michael is a graduate of the Radio-Television-Film program at California State University Long Beach.  When not gathering useful film history facts, his hobby is attending Major League Baseball games (he can proudly boast about having attended a game in every city with a Major League team).  He resides in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

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