Anne Thompson (film critic)

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Anne Thompson served as a film columnist at Variety and deputy editor of, where she started the "Thompson on Hollywood" blog in March 2007. Born and raised in New York City, she was a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Observer and Wired. She served as the Deputy Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter from January 2005 to March 2007 and before that was the West Coast Editor of Premiere, from 1996 to 2002. After leaving Variety in July 2008, she restarted the "Thompson on Hollywood" as part of indieWIRE.

Before joining Premiere, Thompson tracked behind-the-scenes Hollywood as a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and as West Coast Editor for Film Comment Magazine. From 1985 to 1993 she wrote the film industry column "Risky Business" for LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. A graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, she teaches the fall semester of "Sneak Previews" for UCLA Extension.

In December 2006, she co-hosted Ebert & Roeper, as Roger Ebert was still recovering from illness.

In February 2011, Thompson received an Athena Film Festival Award for her distinguished reporting and commentary about women and film.[1]


  1. ^ The Athena Film Festival:

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