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Jonas Schwartz-Owen has been Vice President of the LA Drama Critics Circle for the last three years. He has been the Los Angeles Columnist for New York-based Theatermania.com for the past 15 years, reviewing, among others, the sold out tour of Hamilton and the Pre-Broadway world premiere of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Jonas also contributes to fellow LADCC board member Dany Margolies’ site ArtsInLA.
Jonas has been a film critic for over 20 years at Comcast Cable and John Kenneth Muir’s award-winning site Reflections of Film and Television. He has been certified by the MPAA and is a founding board member of the International Press Academy. He chairs several voting boards, particularly the Satellite Awards Television nominating committee. His reviews have been carried by an array of publications including Comcast Cable, Lord of the Rings Fan Site (which surprisingly spotlighted a negative review of the first Lord of the Rings) and The Drudge Report.
Jonas is also working on a novel, 10VE: A Binary Love Story, about a girl who falls in love with a man over the Internet. Catastrophe results when she ignores the dangerous implications of taking the written word as purer than the intentions of its manipulative author. Rather than a crime thriller, the book focuses on how a woman can take tragic situations and grow beyond them.
Jonas graduated from University of Southern California with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Film Criticism.
Jonas joined the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle in 2014.
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