Ben F. Silverio, proudly hailing from Philadelphia, PA, received a degree from DrexelÂ University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minorÂ in television production. Armed with this $40,000 piece of paper, Ben can nowÂ begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do whileÂ streaming WWE wrestling matches and reading Marvel comics on the iPhone that isÂ permanently attached to his hand.
Even before receiving this diploma, he faked his knowledge of film and television pretty well on a radio showÂ he co-founded with his classmate, Zachary Shevich. Known asÂ The Pretentious FilmÂ Majors, Ben and Zach created the only film review show on Drexel Universityâ€™sÂ WKDU 91.7FM. Since the showâ€™s inception, it hasÂ evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcastsÂ on iTunes, and articles in the school paper. the radio show itself stillÂ exists, even though Ben has moved on to bigger and hopefully better things.
ThroughÂ The Pretentious Film Majors, Ben had the chance to share his views onÂ comic book movies and general nerdiness, â€˜80s and â€˜90s teen movies, musicals,Â any and all things Kevin Smith-related, and his dislike for Nicholas Cage andÂ X-MenÂ Origins: Wolverine, mainly with people who tuned in by accident.
Ben was also a member of the Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel UniversityÂ (FISDU), where he was head writer for their annual culture show for three yearsÂ and performed small parts in the shows, one of which was his own original play.
Ben is currently pursuing his dream job of working on the creative team of theÂ WWE, but until he can get there, he has absolutely no problem taking jobs atÂ the absolute bottom of the Hollywood barrelÂ or hanging out at his parentsâ€™ house in Philly and blogging about the moviesÂ that he watches all day.