Welcome to The Backlot!

The BacklotAfterElton readers, we’ve got a brand new look. Don’t be alarmed.

We’re the same beast, we’ve just relaunched the site with a new name and, as you can see, a major redesign.

But you’ll find the same content and writers you know and love. Yes, snicks, Ed Kennedy, Louis Virtel, Jim Halterman and Brian Juergens and all the rest are still plugging away for your enjoyment. Only now we have much shinier toys to play with!

Change is always hard, but speaking on behalf of the staff we’re excited about the relaunch… and really enjoying that new website smell!

I’d like to take a moment to thank our site designer Ryan as well as our tech group, Peter, Rakesh, Hersch, Betsy and all the folks at Logo for the amazing creative effort they put into building us this new site.

Of course, we still have some remaining kinks to work out, so please bear with us while we work on further refinements over the next few weeks. But whether you’re a new visitor or an old guard member of the great AfterElton reader community, if you have a moment, please let us know what you think of the redesign so far.

(And if you were a member of AfterElton then you probably already have a member account with us. Just click on the “Sign In” link in top right corner, then use whatever email address was associated with your AfterElton account along with your old AfterElton password.)

Oh, and check out the site on your smartphone or tablet!  Mobile users are going to appreciate the new responsive design!


Dennis Ayers
Editor, The Backlot