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Seth Rogen to Host Indie Spirit Awards

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 13, 2011 at 1:05PM

Perfect choice. Producer, writer, actor, funnyman and soon-to-be-director Seth Rogen, who has a film in the Independent Spirit hunt ("50/50"), is hosting the Indie Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012.
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Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen

Perfect choice. Producer, writer, actor, funnyman and soon-to-be-director Seth Rogen, who has a film in the Independent Spirit hunt ("50/50"), is hosting the Indie Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012.
 
The 27th installment of the Spirits luncheon ceremony awarding the best in indie cinema will be held at the usual blustery Santa Monica beach tent. The show, which airs live on IFC, will be executive produced by the returning Diana Zahn-Storey. This will be Film Independent's first Indie Spirits without leader Dawn Hudson, who left to become CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
 
“We’re incredibly excited to have Seth as the host for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards and join us in celebrating this year’s exquisite films and talented filmmaking artists,” said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus. “We’re also pleased to welcome back Diana. Her creativity and passion for independent film has delivered some of the Spirit Awards’ most memorable moments. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with this year.”

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Independents, Indie Spirits


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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.