Elvis Mitchell, the longtime print film writer and critic who hosts "The Treatment" on KCRW, has signed on as co-chief film critic (with ex-Salon critic Stephanie Zacharek) for the expanding Movieline. The release notes that Jen Yamato, formerly of Rotten Tomatoes, is also joining as West Coast Editor and Alonso Duralde, formerly of MSNBC.com, will be DVD Editor. For Mitchell, it's the first new thing he's been connected with since not getting the call to stay with "Ebert Presents At the Movies" after being part of the pilot for the new PBS show. What happened there is still a mystery, IndieWire's Anne Thompson says, and Ebert himself didn't explain much when he weighed in on Twitter a little bit ago, first by calling Mitchell "a good catch" for Movieline:
Must every story about Elvis mention our TV show? We like him, we admire him, and there's no big story about how we didn't come to agreement.
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