Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine’s west coast editor. Thompson wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, New York Times and on staff at Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter, where she founded their first blog, “Riskybiz,” and Variety. Thompson eventually took her blog “Thompson on Hollywood” to Indiewire. In December 2006, Thompson co-hosted Ebert & Roeper, and at the 2006 Oscars she commented on the Academy Awards red carpet as part of the ABC pre-show. Thompson has alson received an Athena Film Festival Award for her distinguished reporting and commentary about women and film. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension. In March 2014 HarperCollins published Thompson’s first book, The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System.
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