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Weekly Wrap: Sundance DealBook & Interviews, Oscar Nomination Reactions, Projects in Production

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 28, 2011 at 7:57AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Margin Call Goes to Lionsgate/Roadside, Shuns VOD, Like Crazy Goes to Paramount.

- Weinstein Co. Aggressively Acquires My Idiot Brother in Seller’s Market.

- IFC Gets The Ledge, Searchlight Does Homework, Sundance Selects Adds Buck.

- Searchlight Lands Martha Marcy May Marlene, Magnolia/Participant Get Page One.

- Weinstein and SPC Close Deals on The Details and The Guard.


- Miranda July Talks Roadside Acquisition The Future.

- Ed Helms and Miguel Arteta Talk Comedy on Cedar Rapids.

- Breakout Star Brit Marling Talks Fox Searchlight Buy Another Earth.

- Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor Talk Margin Call.

- James Marsh Talks HBO’s Project Nim, Roadside Lands U.S. Theatrical Rights.

- Drake Doremus Talks Like Crazy Sale, Felicity Jones Breaks Out.

- Panel: Martha Marcy May Marlene.

- IMDb Founder Col Needham Talks Sundance.


- A Tale of Two Speeches, President Obama vs. King George VI.

- Analysis of Oscar Nominations, Led by King’s Speech with 12; Winter’s Bone Makes Top Ten, Bardem Lands Actor Nod.

- Banksy’s Oscar Reaction: “Last Time There Was A Naked Man Covered in Gold Paint in My House Was Me”.

- Oscar Talk: Thompson, Tapley, Lodge, Knegt React To Nominations.


- Studios, Celebs Make Videos for It Gets Better Project: See Sony, Pixar, DeGeneres.

- George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project: Report on Sudanese Border Conflict.


- Production Watch: Olsen’s Red Lights, Cheadle in War Machine, Petunia Shoots in NYC.

- Production Watch: Watts Joins DiCaprio & Hammer for Eastwood’s J. Edgar, Mark Webber Keeps It Indie, Rapace & Fassbender for Prometheus, Stewart & Mortensen for Snow White, plus De Palma’s Passion, Untouchables; Jay-Z & Willow Smith’s Annie Confirmed.


- EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s December $20,000 Script Contest Winners: The Alchemist Agenda and Villain.

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Festivals, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Video, Media, Production , TOH: Best of the Week, Sundance, Will Smith, Rob Pattinson, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kristen Stewart, Trailers, Interviews

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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.