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MovieFone and Fandango Forge First-Time Ticket Sales Partnership

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 24, 2012 at 4:38AM

Fandango and AOL's Moviefone announced an exclusive ticketing partnership, marking the first alliance between the two companies.
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Fandango and AOL's Moviefone announced an exclusive ticketing partnership, marking the first alliance between the two companies. “Partnering with Fandango gives Moviefone users an upgraded experience by allowing them to buy tickets from twice as many theaters with more options,” said Jay Kirsch, SVP and General Manager, AOL Marketplace, in a press release.  

In their partnership, the two companies plan to expand where consumers can purchase tickets, focusing on mobile devices and tablets. Moviefone will also offer users "mobile barcoded ticketing" which allows customers to send movie tickets straight to their phones. 

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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.