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SXSW Unveils Panel First Wave

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2010 at 5:24AM

Among the first wave of twenty South by Southwest panels---there will be over 80 panels and workshops–taking place in Austin, Texas between March 11-19, 2011 are:
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Thompson on Hollywood


Among the first wave of twenty South by Southwest panels---there will be over 80 panels and workshops–taking place in Austin, Texas between March 11-19, 2011 are:

“Beyond 3D: How Interactive Screenings Will Save Cinema,” “The Blogger Centipede: How Content is Eroding Credibility,” “’Did You Kill Anyone?’ Reality in War Movies,” “Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth,” “Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth,” “The Female Funny: Is It Different For Girls?,” “You Are Not a Publicist: Criticism vs. Advertising,” “Your Baby Is Ugly: Evaluating Your Film Honestly,” “Indie Success: What is it? Who's Got It?,” “I Thought We Were Friends! Business In Film."

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The festival uses SXSW PanelPicker™ to choose its panel program, which takes into account community, staff and Advisory Board input through an open proposal and voting process.

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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.