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Best of the Week: LA Film Fest Premieres, Reviews, Interviews, In-the-Works and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 15, 2012 at 4:24PM

This week on TOH, we offer 10 important takeaways (some courtesy of Chris Nolan) from the Produced By Conference 2012, both Woody Allen's underwhelming "To Rome with Love" and Pixar's "Paperman" had premieres at LA Film Fest, modern Gothic screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and more!
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Chris Nolan

This week on TOH, we offer ten important takeaways (some courtesy of Chris Nolan) from the Produced By Conference 2012, both Woody Allen's underwhelming "To Rome with Love" and Pixar's "Paperman" boast premieres at LA Film Fest, modern Gothic screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and more!

In the Works:

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Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas Back Oscar-Winning "Inception" Cinematographer's First Feature

Interviews:

New Screen Editor Wendy Mitchell Talks Future for the Venerable Brit Trade

"Your Sister's Sister" Director Lynn Shelton Talks Mark Duplass, Acting and an Indie Model That Works

Modern Gothic Master Seth Grahame-Smith Talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," "Dark Shadows"

"Safety Not Guaranteed" Director Colin Trevorrow Uses the Duplass Effect on TV Stars Plaza and Johnson

Features:

Immersed in Movies: Disney's Hybrid "Paperman" Short Plays LA Film Fest, Will Launch With "Wreck-It, Ralph"

Now and Then: Do Silent Movies Still Matter?

Meryl Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

Produced By Conference 2012: Ten Takeaways for Filmmakers, from Chris Nolan to Peter Berg

Watch:

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER of Alex Karpovsky's "Red Flag"

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Reviews:

"Mad Men" Season 5 Finale Review and Recap: "The Phantom" of an Old Self Comes to Life

Review Roundup: "To Rome with Love" Not Wooing Critics

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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. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and 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 and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.