Will McKinley is a New York City-based freelance writer, producer, and emcee. He’s a social media copywriter for Sony’s getTV and has been a contributor to PBS, Slate, and New York City alt-weeklies like The Villager and Gay City News (with more than 100+ published bylines). He’s also contributed to four film and TV-related books: Monster Serial (2013); Bride of Monster Serial (2014); Taste the Blood of Monster Serial (2015); and Remembering Jonathan Frid (2014). Will was the producer and co-host of The Cinementals podcast and the Hollywood Time Machine radio show, interviewing classic film and TV actors, authors, historians and fans. Will’s also been a guest on NPR, the KPBS podcast, Sirius XM Radio, Turner Classic Movies, and the official TCM podcast. He spent five years as a working stand-up comedian, hosting more than 100 primetime weekend shows at major New York comedy clubs. Ask him about the time an audience member chased him off the stage.

16 Responses to About

  1. Marie just Marie says:

    I hope you’ll write to me at my email Will. Can’t DM you on Twitter right now.

  2. Hi will, what’s the best way to send tips?

  3. We love your blog! A great treat. https://twitter.com/DGirlJay – I am a big Classic Movies fan and worked at TCM in London. Keep up the good work!

  4. Would love a few quotes from you for an article I’m writing about The Maltese Falcon.

  5. le0pard13 says:

    Greetings, Will! I’ve just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award, because I genuinely enjoy reading your posts (and not just for that great #TCMFF post of yours 🙂 ).

    I totally understand that these awards are not for everyone (and you may already have it), but should you choose to accept it, here’s the link to your nomination:



  6. Wendy says:

    You may have already gotten nominated, but I enjoy your blog so much I couldn’t resist nominating you for the Liebster Award.
    If you’d like to accept, just use the link below.

  7. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks. Pleased to have discovered your blog. Lots for me here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel sometime).

  8. Sonia says:

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    I hope to hear from you, so that we can work together in the classic world of cinema!

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  9. Phillip Dye says:

    Hello: I am reconstructing the lost film ‘Cleopatra’ on video using the original scenario and more than 500 surviving stills, but I’m searching for 80-100 missing stills I need. Would Cinematically Insane be interested in this project? Please check out my website at http://www.LostCleopatra.com and follow my progress on Facebook at ‘Lost Film Cleopatra.’

  10. Jim Lane says:

    Did you ever get hold of Alias Nick Beal? I posted on that forgotten classic on my own blog, Jim Lane’s Cinedrome, and it may interest you; Click here to read it.

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