Media Affiliations: The Desert Sun & Next Best Picture

Biography: Ema Sasic is a journalist with The Desert Sun, located in Palm Springs. She covers entertainment in the Coachella Valley, along with health. Her work has included interviews with local filmmakers and Palm Springs film festival coverage. Additionally, she is a film critic and podcaster for Next Best Picture, an emerging voice in the awards season race. There, she writes four reviews a month, participates in several podcast shows (discussing a specific film or various topics related to the entertainment industry), and participates in weekly Oscar predictions.

If she’s not writing about a film, Ema goes to various theaters all over the Coachella Valley to check out the latest releases. She also enjoys attending film festivals, in person or virtually. In 2021, Ema covered the Sundance, SXSW, and Bentonville film festivals for different publications, and she plans to do the same in 2022.

Favorite Films: Black Swan, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Parasite, Casablanca, Hidden Figures, Eyes Wide Shut, Mulholland Drive, Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, and The Worst Person in the World

Favorite TV Shows: American Horror Story, Search Party, The Other Two, Insecure, and Hacks

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