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TIFF: 'Rush' Director Ron Howard, Star Chris Hemsworth and Hans Zimmer Do Facebook Q & As

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 6, 2013 at 11:47PM

As part of Universal's Toronto International Film Festival press junket for Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing flick "Rush" (September 20), this Sunday at noon before the film's world premiere, Howard and star Chris Hemsworth will conduct their first ever Facebook Q&A. They'll also answer fan questions on the "Rush" Facebook Page.
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As part of Universal's Toronto International Film Festival press junket for Ron Howard's Formula 1 racing flick "Rush" (September 20), this Sunday at noon before the film's world premiere, Howard and star Chris Hemsworth will conduct their first ever Facebook Q&A. They'll also answer fan questions on the "Rush" Facebook Page.   

Like many celebrities and filmmakers these days, Ron Howard is figuring out that building a fanbase online is part of his job. Here’s his Facebook page. He's following the lead of film composer Hans Zimmer (who also did the score for TIFF favorite "12 Years a Slave"), who did a Q&A Saturday for his more than 1.2 million Facebook fans. 

Here's a review roundup for "Rush." Howard also is debuting at TIFF Showtime (October 11) and Imagine's Jay Z documentary "Made in America." Review and trailer here.

This article is related to: Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Ron Howard, Jay Z, Marketing, Facebook


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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.