- Primary Outlet:
- Staff, Critics Choice Association
- Dera Freund began reviewing movies after pursuing a Master’s degree at UCLA in the Critical Studies of Film & Television. Out of college, she started writing daily movie reviews and feature stories for national radio syndication, and for many years she conducted celebrity interviews for a nationally syndicated newspaper column. Additionally, Dera created and produced a movie themed short-form web video series. She has long served as a member of the CCA staff and lives in Los Angeles.