Debbie Lynn Elias

Media Affiliations: Behind The Lens (radio and online) and Elias Entertainment (syndicated)

Biography: Debbie Lynn Elias has been a published journalist for over 40 years, writing everything from hard news to public service announcements, travel pieces, celebrity interviews and profiles, book-theater-restaurant reviews, legal briefs, informational news stories, and for the past 32+ years, film reviews. She previously served as managing editor and writer for a national legal magazine, and is the author of the children’s book entitled “Narcissa Cooks the Kitchen.”

An award-winning producer and writer, Debbie spent years honing her technical and creative skills in tv and film production, as well as journalism, starting in the early days of cable television and news broadcasting and then moving into episodic tv, feature films, PSAs, and music videos, Debbie easily vacillated between the different formats and different job capacities, working on crews with then fellow novices and burgeoning directors/producers, among them, Roger Spottiswoode, Don Coscarelli and Stephen J. Cannell. Combining her practical training and experience and love of film & television with her journalistic expertise and years of education, experience, and personal connections in the television and film business, now, in her capacity as a film critic, Debbie brings unique and interesting perspectives to her film reviews and interviews.

For the past 5+ years, Debbie has expanded her media complement to include radio and video podcasts which boast a large international audience. As creator and host of Behind the Lens, you can catch Debbie on the radio at, live on Mondays at 11am PT/2pm ET. Miss the show? Catch up with audio and/or video podcasts 24/7 right here at, iTunes, Stitcher, the archives, and more!

With a motto of Educate, Enlighten and Entertain, Debbie does just that in every facet of her work.

Favorite Films: Now, Voyager, Moulin Rouge! (2001), Singin’ In The Rain, Disney’s Babes In Toyland, Bohemian Rhapsody, An American In Paris, Frequency, Star Wars, Potemkin, Gone With the Wind, anything by Hitchcock, and anything lensed by cinematographers Leo Tover or Bobby Bukowski

First Film You Ever Saw: Nosferatu (1929)

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