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Giovanni Burton Campea
February 26, 1972
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Alma mater||Niagara College|
|Occupation||YouTuber, film critic, podcaster, writer, producer, editor|
|Home town||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
Ann Campea (m. 2010)
Giovanni Burton "John" Campea (born February 26, 1972) is a Canadian YouTuber, film critic, podcaster, writer, producer, and editor. Campea founded and ran the film website, The Movie Blog from June 2003 to December 2009. He then went on to become the editor-in-chief of AMC Movie News from September 2008 to June 2015. Shortly after that he was hired by Complex to run Collider Movie Talk beginning in July 2015. During his time there, he served as senior producer, host and showrunner of all of the programs. He resigned twice, once in January 2016, but returned in September of that year, and left permanently in June 2017. After he resigned, he began to release videos on his YouTube channel.
Campea started his career for Beagle Productions and later as client services director for Satellite Studios, a visual effects and 3D animation studio whose work appeared in a number of films, including Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The One, and Frank Miller's Sin City. Then after his time working as visual effects artist, he began to work at a law firm for three years.
In 2003, he founded The Movie Blog, a film website offering daily editorials and commentary on current movies, movie news, and the film industry. The Movie Blog eventually became a full-time occupation for Campea. In 2006, Campea and then-co-host Doug Nagy won a Bloggie for "Podcast of the Year" for The Movie Blog's podcast show Uncut.
In 2008, Campea released his first documentary film, Prince of Peace: God of War, that examined the stark contrasts between the pro-war and pro-pacifism movements within the Christian church. It played at several film festivals in North America and received favorable reviews.
Comic-Con Masters of the Web
In 2011, Campea took over the annual "Masters of the Web" panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel serves as a discussion on the film industry and the world of film blogging and journalism online. Each year Campea hosts the panel with major online film personalities. The panel has also had several special celebrity guests over the years including Stan Lee, Edgar Wright, Karl Urban, Roberto Orci and others.
AMC Movie News
Campea was Editor-in-Chief of AMC Movie News and the creator and host of such shows as AMC Movie Talk, AMC Jedi Council (an all Star Wars talk show), AMC Mail Bag, AMC Versus, AMC Coming Soon and AMC Spoilers. Their main show, AMC Movie Talk, won the 2014 International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) award for "Best News Series". The AMC Movie News YouTube channel has its videos viewed over 5 million times per month and continues to grow. Campea announced his resignation as editor-in-chief of AMC Movie News in May 2015, but continued to appear on the show through the subsequent few weeks of June 2015.
In July 2015, Campea announced that he had joined Collider, and that most of the previous web shows that aired on AMC's YouTube channel, would end their association with AMC and transition to Collider's channel, with AMC Theatres remaining as a sponsor. On February 17, 2016, Campea had announced on that day's episode of Collider Movie Talk that he had resigned from Collider, and explained his future plans in the industry. Campea continued to be a guest on both Collider Jedi Council and Collider Heroes, returning as host and showrunner of Collider Movie Talk in September 2016. However, Campea left Collider once again in June 2017, citing creative differences in the direction of the channel, to work on other projects, including his personal YouTube channel.
On September 4, 2015, Campea launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish a book he wrote called The Pride. The campaign met its goal several days later. On February 13, 2016, Campea announced through the book's Kickstarter page that the novel was finished. The Kindle edition of The Pride was released on February 29, 2016, with a physical copy going on sale at a later date.
The John Campea Show
After leaving Collider, Campea started his own independent film talk and news show, similar to Movie Talk on Collider, on his own personal YouTube channel that airs daily. As of November 2019, his own channel has amassed over 200,000 subscribers.
As of 2018, in addition to The John Campea Show, Open Mic was also included as a daily, live, viewer submitted question forum. Described by Campea as a "digital watercooler", it focuses on wide-ranging live chat discussion.
John has been married to Ann Campea since 2010. The couple live in both Burbank, California and Corona, California. Campea has a passion for gaming and is an avid poker player. He participates in the annual World Series of Poker every year in Las Vegas. He is also a long time fan and practitioner of Mixed Martial Arts and has trained at UFC Champion Randy Couture's Hollywood Legends Gym as well as the Corona UFC gym.
|2001||The One||Visual effects artist|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams||Visual effects artist|
|2003||The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||Visual effects artist|
|2005||Sin City||Visual effects artist|
|2007||Prince of Peace: God of War||Director, producer, writer, editor|
|2008||The Incredible Hulk||Extra (uncredited)|
|2009||The Anniversary||Director, producer, writer|
|2003–2009||The Movie Blog||Himself||Editor|
|2012–15||AMC Movie Talk||Himself (host)||Executive producer|
|2015–17||Collider Movie Talk||Himself||Senior producer|
|2015–17||Collider Heroes||Himself (guest)|
|2015–17||Collider Jedi Council||Himself (guest)|
|2016–17||Movie Trivia Schmoedown||Himself (contestant/commentator)|
|2017–present||The John Campea Show||Himself (host)|
|2017–present||The Weekly Hero||Himself and Robert Meyer Burnett as of 2018 (host)|
|2018–present||Open Mic||Himself (host)|
|2018–present||Play and Chat||Himself (host)|
|2019–present||Dark Side Light Side||Himself and Kristian Harloff (host)|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Blog Award||Podcast of the Year||The Movie Blog||Won|
|2014||International Academy of Web Television||Best News Series||AMC Movie Talk||Won|
|2014||International Academy of Web Television||Best Host (Live)||AMC Movie Talk||Nominated|
|2014||Geekie Award||Best Podcast||AMC Movie Talk||Nominated|
|2015||International Academy of Web Television||Best Live Series||AMC Movie Talk||Won|
|2015||International Academy of Web Television||Best Live Host||AMC Movie Talk||Nominated|
|2015||International Academy of Web Television||Best Pre-recorded Host||AMC Mailbag||Nominated|
|2018||International Academy of Web Television||Best Live Series||The John Campea Show||Won|
|2018||International Academy of Web Television||Best Host||The John Campea Show||Nominated|
- "The Movie Blog: About John Campea". Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "Time Magazine: Boys Who Like Toys". 19 April 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "Sixth Annual Weblog Awards: The Winners". 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "About - The Movie Blog". Retrieved 5 August 2011.
- Prince of Peace: God of War on IMDb. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "Global Film Festival 2007 Presents: Prince of Peace, God of War". Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "News in Film: 'Prince of Peace, God of War' at San Diego Film Fest". Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "Orlando Weekly: Arts - Around the World in Five Days". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "Prince of Peace, God of War". Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- The Anniversary on IMDb. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
- "The Pride". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
- "Update 7: By Agathon's wings! It's DONE!!! · The Pride". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
- "Amazon.com: The Pride eBook: John Campea: Kindle Store". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
- http://thejohncampeashow.com/about/. Retrieved 3 November 2017. Missing or empty
- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/MovieBlogTV/videos. Retrieved 3 November 2017. Missing or empty
- "2014 IAWTV Awards Nominees & Winners". Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "2014 PODCASTS & VLOGS NOMINEES". Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "2015 IAWTV Awards Nominees & Winners". Retrieved 18 April 2015.