ABOUT IRV & LAURENCE
Irv Slifkin has had a lifelong love for movies and popular culture. A native Philadelphian, Irv teaches film and journalism classes at Temple University and Rowan College. He is the author of the books Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies and Groovy Movies: Far-Out Films of the Psychedelic Era. In addition to writing for such publications as the Philadelphia Inquirer, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, Irv has lectured on film and popular culture, in person and on Zoom, for libraries, organizations and Jewish institutions throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. Over the years, he has worked with such major and independent studios as MGM, Sony, Music Box Films, Cohen Media, Sterling Productions and Kino International, where he helped launch the home entertainment division. He has been writing about film and video for more than 30 years for such outlets as Variety, Entertainment Weekly, The Morning Call and Video Business Magazine, where he served as a Senior Editor for 15 years. He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DiscDish.com, a popular Blu-ray and DVD website offering reviews, news and interviews.