When CinemATL launched in 2005 websites looked much more like the cover our first issue. At the time was pretty damn cutting edge. Unlike many film sites, our creative team (basically Michael Friedman), put quite a bit of work into it. CinemATL was going to cover film in Georgia seriously, with a journalistic and curatorial eye. The look and feel of the site would reflect that.
In that time, quite a bit has changed. Leaner is now the aim of sites. There's more content than ever on the web. Readers are consuming content on their phones. All that dictates a move to a new platform.
What hasn't changed is CinemATL's passion to cover filmmaking in Georgia. In 2005, we launched to cover local film once Martin Kelley, Eric Bomba-Ire and Michael Friedman made the decision to fill that gap, and to not complain about the lack of press the AJC, Creative Loafing and long departed Sunday Paper were offering.
The CinemATL spirit never dies and we're working towards rebuilding and being the best resource we can be for filmmakers, film lovers and those who dig creativity in all its forms. First step was partnering with Reel Georgia. Second step was the site revamp. The third step is that we've been recruiting new writers and contributors.
So welcome to the new CinemATL, which at heart is still the old CinemATL. We at CinemATL and Reel Georgia look forward to (continue) bringing you great content in 2014 and beyond.