Bill Desowitz

Bill Desowitz, the Awards Editor, Craft & Animation at IndieWire, specializes in below-the-line, tech, and animation coverage, with a special emphasis on Oscar and Emmy Awards season predictions and analysis. Aside from in-depth making of features and influential state of the race perspectives, have additionally contributed to the site’s “Influencers” and “25th anniversary” series. These include profiles of “Wolfwalkers” co-directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, and VFX guru Rob Legato on the future of the industry. Additionally oversaw the launch of the site’s “Sketch to Screen” behind-the-scenes animation series with “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” . Honors include sharing third-place prize with IndieWire colleagues for the Influencers TV series Multimedia Package, awarded by the Los Angeles Press Club at the 63rd annual Southern California Journalism Awards in 2021.Prior to joining IndieWire, the Los Angeles native was founder of the “Immersed in Movies” blog devoted to crafts and animation coverage. Career highlights include serving as editor of Animation World Network ( and sister site VFXWorld (, assignment editor at Below the Line (, and staff reporter for The Hollywood Reporter. Have contributed film features to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and Premiere Magazine. Author of “James Bond Unmasked” (Spies LLC), chronicling the 50-year evolution of the franchise’s superspy, and featuring exclusive interviews with all six Bond actors: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. Have moderated numerous craft and tech-oriented Q&A discussions, including the ADG Previs Summit and several at the RealTime and FMX Stuttgart conferences. Received a BA in Journalism from California State University, Northridge, and an MA in Film and TV Studies from UCLA.Can be found on Twitter (@BillDesowitz) and Facebook.