More About the Author
New York Times Bestselling author Tara Bennett (formerly DiLullo) is the writer of 21 movie and TV companion books, including 'Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector's Edition' and 'Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show,' the official companion to director Des Doyle's acclaimed feature documentary of the same name. Bennett hosted the Q&A for the film's October 2014 Television Academy red carpet premiere in Los Angeles, USA. Her moderating has also included San Diego Comic Con panels such as Evangeline Lilly's 2014 event for her debut book 'The Squickerwonkers,' and the final two '24' panels for Kiefer Sutherland's hit TV series.
She has also written the official behind-the-scenes books 'The Art of Terminator Salvation,' 'The Art of Rio,' 'The Art of Epic,' and 'The Art of 300,' and the '24: The Official Companion Guides' (seasons 1 through 6) series. Her many other companion books include 'The Making of the Fantastic Four,' 'The Official Firefly Companions (Volumes 1, 2, 3),' and 'Firefly: A Celebration'.
Bennett co-wrote (with Paul Terry) an Amazon Best Book of 2013: 'Fringe: September's Notebook' and the official 'Lost Encyclopedia' for the Bad Robot TV show.
She is also the US Editor for the world's premiere sci-fi/fantasy publication, SFX Magazine, and has written over a thousand interviews and features for print and online publications, including the official magazines for 'The Walking Dead,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' (for which she is the magazine's Show Liaison), 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Grimm,' 'Lost,' '24,' 'Alias,' 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' plus 'SCI FI Magazine,' Today.com, Playboy.com, Blastr, Fandango/Movies.com, Fancast/Xfinity, Snakkle, TV Geek Army, WSJ Speakeasy, Newsarama, and VFXWorld.com.
Bennett has visited the sets of many film and TV productions including 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', 'The Walking Dead', 'Lost', 'Terminator Salvation,' and 'Divergent'.
You can catch her as a frequent expert guest on a variety of film and TV related media programs such as Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib, You've Got Geek on You, and UK's Siren FM.
As an adjunct professor, Bennett teaches writing for television and film studies classes for Rowan University. She developed a showrunners writing class which has featured guest speakers such as 'Fringe's' Jeff Pinkner and 'Scrubs' Bill Lawrence.
2015 will also see Bennett produce a trilogy of feature documentaries about independent comic book creatives called 'Creator-Owned'.