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Eric Althoff


Contributing Writer, Screen Comment

Eric Althoff is the Emmy-winning co-writer of the documentary The Red River Flood, The Town That Disappeared Overnight, and producer of the Telly-winning shorts My Hatton and The Long Hair for Media 523.  As a writer for Screen Comment, he has reported from Sundance, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Ebertfest, Bentonville Film Festival, and Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and also covered other events such as Tribeca and DOC NYC.  Eric moderated panels for the inaugural DC/DOX festival, held in Washington, D.C., in 2023.

A native of New Jersey, Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern California and a master’s in film studies from Tiffin University.  He is pursuing his doctorate in media and communications at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  In addition to a paper accepted by CINEJ Cinema Journal, his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Screen Comment, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Napa Valley Register, Washington Times, Luxe Getaways, DCist, Black Belt, Alchemical Records, and elsewhere.  He has appeared on “The Nostalgia Podcast” and the “ReadJunk Podcast.”

Eric is an adjunct professor of writing at the Community College of Vermont, works for the opinion desk of the Washington Post, and is a writer for the public relations firm Promova, which is based in Florida.

Eric lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife, Victoria.