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Brit Week Takes Over Los Angeles, Because Somehow They Need More Attention

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 9, 2012 at 5:43PM

The British Are Coming! Brit Week takes over Los Angeles April 24 - May 7 to promo everything Brit, from films, fashion and stars from across the pond to the sovereign state's top innovators and artists. This celebration of greatness and prosperity reads like a marketing grab for attention and respect for still being one of the great world powers.
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Brit Week LA 2012
BRIT WEEK

The British Are Coming!

Brit Week takes over Los Angeles April 24 - May 7 to promote everything Brit, from films, fashion and stars from across the pond to the sovereign state's top innovators and artists. This celebration of greatness and prosperity reads like a marketing grab for attention and respect for still being one of the great world powers, long after centuries of world dominance have passed. Hey, American culture and power have also seen better days. Why not celebrate the Brits?

Events include a red carpet champagne kick-off party on April 24, the Film & TV Luncheon & Summit on current creative and business challenges and opportunities, Piers Morgan's conversation with celeb novelist Jackie Collins at the Beverly Wilshire (benefitting the Children's Hospital Los Angeles), a screening of Aardman's new animated film "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" at the Pacific Design Center, the Business Innovation Awards, Music Industry Party to Honor the Sync Mission, a Santa Monica Rugby Club doubleheader, and comedian and "showbiz reporter" Sandro Monetti's one-man show "Celebrity Theatre: Clooney, Cowell, Pitt & Me."

Brit Week also travels to Orange County and San Francisco. Here are more details on events and tickets.

This article is related to: Hollywood, Media, Foreign, On the Town, Celebs


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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.