Los Angeles-based journalist and screenwriter

Seth Abramovitch, Los Angeles-based journalist and screenwriter

Seth Abramovitch

Los Angeles-based journalist and screenwriter

Born in Montreal, Canada, Seth moved to New York City in 1995 where he worked as a researcher at magazines like Vanity Fair, Conde Nast House & Garden and Mademoiselle. After attending a two-year master's program in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he joined the digital team at USA Networks and Syfy. He moved to L.A. in 2001, where he started out as a writer's assistant at the hit NBC sitcom Will & Grace, then later transitioned to the development team at Lionsgate TV, where he helped launch hit series like Weeds and Mad Men.

In 2005, a personal blog about his experiences in Hollywood led to a coveted position as an editor at industry must-read Defamer.com. He was then selected by Penske Media CEO Jay Penske to be editor-in-chief of a newly relaunched Movieline in 2010. From there he segued into screenwriting, writing material for horror-comedy legend Elvira and working as a staff writer on HBO comedy Tilda.

In 2012, he joined The Hollywood Reporter as the deputy editor of its website, and was promoted to senior writer at the magazine the following year. During his time at THR, he has tracked down Oscar's infamous Snow White, conducted a prison interview with boy band svengali Lou Pearlman and written cover profiles of Ellen Page and Elizabeth Banks.

He currently lives in the Echo Park area of L.A.

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