Senior Staff

W. Andrew Powell

W. Andrew Powell

Editor-In-Chief
W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999, Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.

Christopher Heard

Christopher Heard

Senior Writer
Christopher Heard built his career out of a lifetime love of movie history and culture. His first screenplay was optioned at 21, he wrote a twice weekly movie column in a local newspaper that lead to a long, Gemini Award winning stint on the CBC show On The Arts and the creation and co-hosting role on Reel to Real for nine years.

Andrew Parker

Senior Film Writer
Andrew Parker fell in love with film growing up across the street from a movie theatre. He began writing professionally about film at the age of fourteen, and has been following his passions ever since. His writing has been showcased at various online outlets, as well as in The Globe and Mail, BeatRoute, and NOW Magazine.

Contributors

Bryan Cairns

Bryan Cairns

Television Writer
Bryan Cairns is a freelance writer who spends too much time watching television and movies. He can recite the dialogue–and music–from his favourite Hollywood fare: 1991’s Beauty and the Beast animated feature, Aliens, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series.

Bonnie Laufer Krebs

Bonnie Laufer Krebs

Film Writer
Bonnie is an entertainment specialist who has been living, breathing and covering the celebrity and entertainment scene for over 25 years. During her career she has interviewed thousands of stars, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Mel Brooks, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, and Ryan Reynolds.

Former & Guest Contributors

Former contributors to The GATE include:

  • Christine Estima
  • Cheryl Stornelli
  • Dominique Lalama
  • Susan Down
  • Jenny Yuen
  • Jessica Napier
  • Jake Robinson
  • Kelly Fanson
  • Lara Candland
  • Lorri Vodi Rupard
  • Manori Ravindran
  • Matt Bone
  • Rhiannon M. Kirkland
  • Trisha Evelyn