We’ve gone British!  I’d like to officially welcome our newest writer to the Awards Circuit family, Daniel Ashtiany.  A native of the UK, Daniel brings a unique style and substance to our site.  Daniel will be heading up operations from the London perspective and we are all quite excited to have him join our team (Can’t wait to have the accent on the podcasts! LOL).

Here’s a little about him: 

Bio: Born and raised in a small town south of Manchester, England, I feel very honoured and lucky to be joining the fantastic team at the Awards Circuit. Although I have a degree in Theology, and will soon be starting a new job in fashion merchandising, my passion is and always will be movies. It’s an addiction that runs deep, and one that I embrace wholeheartedly. My film tastes are broad although I warn you I have a weakness for the melodramatic, evident in the fact that I rank Almodovar as my number one director, and firmly believe that Bette Davis remains the greatest actor ever to grace the big screen. I sincerely hope that my position as the site’s London based correspondent will really add to the already sterling output of the team. I can’t wait to get stuck in!

Welcome Daniel to the team!

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.