If you’ve visited this website at any point this century, you know the name Gino Sassani. Gino is the senior editor/fearless leader of Upcomingdiscs.com and an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records currently working on his 8th album. Please join us in congratulating him on his latest accolade: Gino was recently voted into the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA).
SEFCA members publish their work or live in Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Gino began reviewing films in the early 1990s as a segment of his local television show, “Focus.” Working out of his home theater, which is affectionately known as “The Reel World,” Gino has written over 3,000(!) reviews since he joined the site in 2000. Gino has had the honor of chatting with a diverse group of industry giants — ranging from Joe Dante to Ice Cube — and has posted the interviews, along with dozens of others, as podcasts on the site.
Today, Gino runs Upcomingdiscs.com with a staff of dedicated writers/film fans and the help of his wife of nearly 30 years, Ellen.