“Moviemaker” redirects here. For the software, see Windows Movie Maker.
Founded in 1993 as a small regional publication in the Pacific Northwest, the magazine currently enjoys an international quarterly distribution of 54,000, a readership of more than 160,000 and a direct subscribership of more than 14,000 and growing. The magazine's website receives more than one million unique visitors and generates over 16 million advertising impressions each year. The magazine's Hands-on-Pages, a companion online newsletter, is e-mailed to more than 350,000 subscribers every month.
MovieMaker's core readership is composed of all levels of working moviemakers; editorial content satisfies this constituency by reporting from the independent, digital and studio sectors.
Feature article topics include moviemaking techniques and "how to," trends, technology and new product updates. The magazine has wide cross-over appeal as well, and enjoys a loyal special-interest consumer readership. Content is directed at the audience as well as the artist through intelligent discussion of quality contemporary independent and studio films and classic cinema.
In October 2007, the MovieMaker Web site was relaunched with a new design and new features such as more frequent news updates.
Jason Mann wrote, "Scene Unseen, the podcast which pits co-hosts Chris Browne and Jimmy Skodras against each other to discuss both recent and classic films, sounds just like me and my friends arguing the merits of particular movies. Except it's funny. And enlightening."