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Michael Giltz is the founder and CEO of, a book lover's best friend. BookFilter allows readers to browse for books online the way they do in a physical bookstore, scroll through upcoming releases in every category week by week and provides passionate personal recommendations every step of the way. It's an independent voice not affiliated with any publisher or media conglomerate. Check out to learn more.

This website is a permanent archive of the thousands of articles and blog postings Michael Giltz has written over the years. You can get a quick overview of his work by checking out the General Portfolio or a specialized portfolio that presents a sampling of work by subject (such as pieces on movies or TV or books). Or you can go to the archives to see every article Michael Giltz has written for a particular newspaper, magazine or website. These articles include cover stories and features as well as reviews, opinion columns, trend stories, profiles, charts and just about anything else you can name. They’re presented chronologically from the first article written for that outlet to the most recent.

Michael Giltz has conducted one-on-one exclusive interviews with some of the most famous and successful artists in the world including actors like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Warren Beatty; writers like J.K. Rowling, David Hare, Ray Bradbury and Michael Cunningham; musicians like Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik, India.arie, the B-52s, Teddy Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, and Cassandra Wilson; TV stars like Keifer Sutherland, Ray Romano, Simon Cowell of “American Idol” and Jason Lee; to many others from scientists and business executives to "genius grant" winners to political activists and athletes. You can scan a comprehensive list under “People I’ve Interviewed” in the personal section.

Michael Giltz has written extensively for the New York Daily News, The Advocate, New York Post and Entertainment Weekly, as well as the websites Huffington Post and Americablog. He covers the Cannes Film Festival every year, visits London regularly and has traveled the continent on assignment. Other publications Michael Giltz has written for include The Los Angeles Times, Premiere Magazine, USA Today, the Denver Post, Out Magazine, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Weekly Standard, Disney's Adventures and others. The Independent Florida Alligator is the college newspaper Giltz wrote for as a student; he was also the newspaper’s editor, overseeing a staff of more than 60 people and a substantial six figure budget.

He cohosts Showbiz Sandbox, a weekly podcast on the entertainment industry from an insider's perspective. As an expert on pop culture, politics, sports and gay issues, Giltz has appeared on MSNBC and other cable channels, nationally syndicated radio programs, Sirius satellite radio, NPR in Boston, and French, German and Basque television. Check out his resume and contact information under Personal or email him at