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Matt Zoller Seitz is the new editor-in-chief of

UPI News Service, 06/04/2013 

Pulitzer Prize-nominated film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz has been named the new editor-in-chief of Chicago's film website.

Roger Ebert, the famed Chicago Sun-Times critic whose namesake website is an interactive portal for movie reviews and news, died in April after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.

Seitz, who lives in Brooklyn with his two children, is a filmmaker and TV critic for New York magazine and

"It was critically important to me that the editor-in-chief for have deep, high-touch experience in the world of film-making as well as film criticism. Matt is the total package," Chaz Ebert -- Ebert's wife, the owner of Ebert Digital and publisher of -- said in a statement Tuesday.

"Roger and I envisioned the site as a bridge between critics and fans. Matt brings his own loyal followers and fans to help build on Roger's enduring legacy."

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