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Exclusive: New 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Featurette Takes You On Set with Zeitlin & Hushpuppy

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 18, 2012 at 4:43PM

In this exclusive featurette, the film's producers talk us through a behind-the-scenes look at Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in New Orleans. The film has been the year's indie sensation since it debuted at Sundance.
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In this exclusive featurette, the film's producers talk us through a behind-the-scenes look at Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in New Orleans. The film has been the year's indie sensation since it debuted at Sundance, where we interviewed the director. It has gone on to win many awards and placed on several of our Top Tens of 2012 lists. (More on how they filmed in New Orleans at the LAT.)

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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.