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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

VCinema Is Looking For Writers (again)!

VCinema has grown leaps and bounds since our last call for writers, about a half year ago.  Even so, we are hoping to grow more and we can only do so with an eclectic group of writers.

The first thing to note is that we currently do not pay writers.  At the moment, VCinema is not a revenue-generating site and all of us here on staff contribute to the site to share our enthusiasm for and knowledge of Asian cinema.  With that said, we do offer a way to get your voice out to a diverse community of Asian film fans and I, as the editor-in-chief of the site, will personally support and help all contributors who are interested in making writing, journalism, film criticism, free-lance writing, etc a part of their future career.  In other words, VCinema might be the perfect place to get your start in both writing for a wider audience in an enthusiast press environment and making connections in the cinema world.  VCinema has accomplished professional writers on staff and, in its short time, has covered several world class Asian film festivals and premieres.

If you are interested in writing for VCinema, you should:

  • Be passionate about writing.  You should be able to write reasonably well and be open to work with an editor to help improve the weaker spots in your writing.
  • Be passionate about Asian film and/or culture.  It helps if you specialize in a particular country/region (Hong Kong, Korea, etc.), genre or medium (martial arts, melodrama, anime, cinema culture, film history, etc.) and/or can deliver an interesting or unique perspective (i.e. social, political, etc.) on films that you cover.
  • Be able to deliver your writing in a timely manner.
  • Be open to covering events in your area (festivals, retrospectives, premieres).
  • Be communicative and willing to share ideas that will help make VCinema a better site.

We’re interested in the following:

  • News Writers/Editors: we’ve been wanting to add a regular Asian film news feature to our site for a while.  If you are a newshound, we will be willing to let you shape this section of our site.
  • Staff Writers: for those who are interested in joining the staff and contributing articles on a regular basis, depending on the project.
  • Contributing Writers: for those who are interested in contributing on a semi-regular basis.
  • Project Writers: for those who are interested in feature writing.  Project writing generally entails research (on, for example, a particular genre or filmmaker).

For inquiries or questions, please contact us at and include a writing sample or a link to your site/blog.

Thank you and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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