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Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 2, 2010 at 4:07AM

SOPHIA SAVAGE, in addition to being a staff writer for Thompson on Hollywood! and indieWIRE since 2009, is an actor and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. She studied film and theater at Smith College. Follow her on Twitter.
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SOPHIA SAVAGE, in addition to being a staff writer for Thompson on Hollywood! and indieWIRE since 2009, is an actor and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. She studied film and theater at Smith College. Follow her on Twitter.

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MATT BRENNAN graduated from USC in 2009 with a B.A. in film studies and history. After teaching English for two years at a school for at-risk teens in rural Louisiana, he is pursuing a Ph.D in American history and filing a weekly column, "Now and Then," for Thompson on Hollywood. His writing has also appeared in L.A. Weekly, Bright Lights Film Journal, and on his own blog, The Filmgoer. He lives in New Orleans.

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AMY DAWES writes regularly about film and television for publications including Directors Guild Quarterly, Emmy Magazine and The LA Times. She is a former senior features editor and film reviewer at Variety, where she covered the independent film and festival scene beginning in the early ‘90s.  She lives in Los Angeles, where she graduated from USC with a master’s degree in professional writing.

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BILL DESOWITZ specializes in animation/VFX/tech/below the line movie coverage. He is former senior editor of AWN and editor of sister site VFXWorld. He also has the new blog, Immersed in Movies. He is currently writing a book about James Bond, chronicling the evolution of 007 from Connery to Craig, to be published in 2012 in honor of the franchise's 50th anniversary.

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MAGGIE LANGE was born in Paris, raised in Washington DC and graduated from Brown University in May 2011.  She lives, bikes, and writes in Providence.  Her essays, articles, and reviews have been featured in the Phoenix and the Brown Alumni Magazine.

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MATT MUELLER has previously edited two British movie magazines – Total Film and the UK edition of Premiere – and is now a Contributing Editor at Total Film and Wonderland, as well as freelancing for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Screen International among others. Based in London, he covers the UK beat for Thompson on Hollywood.


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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.