Resident Film Critic, Dawn Media Group
Kamran Jawaid has been the resident film critic for Dawn Group of Newspapers' print and digital publications, 'Icon' and 'Images' , for the past 20 years. In his tenure, he has authored over 2000 reviews and features for Dawn, including launching Pakistan’s first Oscar Predictions (now in their 19th year running) as well as hosting a long-running film segment on a popular morning show for ARY News' morning show Bakhabar Savera in 2009. Jawaid also served on the jury of Lux Style Awards, the Pakistan International Film Festival, and the Cineaste One Film Festival, amongst others. Prior to, and during his career as a film critic, he has also filmamking experience in Hollywood. Working on projects at Warner Bros., Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and many independent productions, he consulted on the development and structuring of motion picture projects in the United States, India, and Pakistan.