Tom McLean is a veteran writer, editor, and author with 30 years’ experience covering arts and business. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Tom's work has been published in many online and print publications, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Animation Magazine, Below the Line, Animation World Network and He also has worked as an editor at newspapers in Arizona, Idaho and California, and at Variety and Animation Magazine. Tom researched and wrote the book Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Page to Screen, published in 2008 by Sequart Books. He has frequently appeared on and moderated business panel discussions at events such as Comic-Con International, Book Expo America and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Market. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, their two daughters, a dog and a turtle.