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Quick Update

Why have I been absent from The Fence, you ask? Three words:

Two. Year. Old.

Although the little one has kept me from my blog home, there’s much to report! First of all, I want to send out a very belated thank you to all of the bloggers who contributed to the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon back in August. It was a great success! Michael from ScribeHard on Film and I had a wonderful time hosting the event and we plan to bring it back next year.

In September, The Fence was awarded Best Classic Movie Blog Design from the Classic Movie Blog Association. Many thanks to my fellow CMBA members and congrats to all of the winners!

More exciting news! Carley from The Kitty Packard Pictorial , Michael from ScribeHard on Film, and I have launched a new website:  Classic Screenings. Our goal is to provide up-to-the-minute information on screenings to classic film fans across the globe. The site is a work in progress as we add new locations weekly. If you would like to add your local theatre to the listings at, send an email here.

I am now a special contributor to the website CC2K. Many of my classic film and book reviews will be featured there. It’s a great site on all things pop-culture. Make sure to check it out!

Over the coming days and weeks, The Fence will be back in operation with many film and book reviews. Stay tuned!

Jill Blake

Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.



You are a tad busy, aren’t you?!! Looking forward to some new stuff on the Fence!



Thanks so much. I’m really excited to get back to what I love. Fingers crossed the little one cooperates!


Jill, as a mom, I can relate! Glad you’re back! Looking forward to more Backyard Fence and Classic Screening fun and frolic!



Thanks. I swear– as soon as Ellie turned 2 it’s like a switch went off. Tantrums, fierce independence, and lots of “no.”

Talk to me!

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