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Blogger Wells Raises Cash for Tyrannosaur Screening

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 19, 2011 at 5:17AM

Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells is championing Strand's Tyrannosaur and star Olivia Colman to such a degree that he has taken it upon himself to raise cash for a screening. He's soliciting PayPal funds for a screening room, and the dollars are pouring in.
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Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells is championing Strand's Tyrannosaur and star Olivia Colman to such a degree that he has taken it upon himself to raise cash for a screening. He's soliciting PayPal funds for a screening room, and the dollars are pouring in.

"I don't think any columnist in the history of Hollywood has ever tried to raise money to help others see a film (and particularly a performance) that he admires that the film's distributor won't or can't pay for," Wells wrote me. "I've got about $850 so far. (The drive began yesterday.) I need at least $1500, but $2000 would be better. Screening room rentals aren't cheap."

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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.