Thompson on HollywoodFebruary 3, 2013 at 6:39PM
The DGA honored Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for his commercial "Best Job" on Saturday night. The Mexican filmmaker behind Academy-Award nominated "Babel," "Amores Perros," and "Biutiful" made the commercial for Procter and Gamble. It weaves vignettes about parents supporting children in sports as a lead-up to Olympic victories. See the lovely 120-second tearjerker below. Full coverage of DGA winners is here.
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.