Anne Thompson

Editor-at-Large, IndieWire at PMC

Anne Thompson is Editor-at-Large at Indiewire. She has covered the Hollywood beat for more than 25 years, starting out as Associate and then West Coast Editor of bi-monthly Film Comment, followed by monthlies Empire and then Premiere, and writing for LA Weekly and Entertainment Weekly before hitting the dailies The Hollywood Reporter (where she launched their first blog, Risky Business, in 2005) and Variety (where she originated Thompson on Hollywood in 2007). When she took TOH with her to IndieWire, she started she posting 24/7.

She has also reported on film for Vanity Fair, More, Wired, Popular Mechanics, Sight and Sound, and Filmmaker, as well as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The London Observer and The Washington Post.

A graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, she teaches film at The University of Southern California (USC), hosts the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension, and moderates and participates on many industry panels. Her first book, “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, An Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System,” was published by HarperCollins in 2014. Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Los Angeles.


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