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Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2013 at 3:08PM

Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.
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- HBO has renewed its output pact with Universal, keeping a key aspect of its programming pipeline alive.  This deal covers Universal and Focus Features titles released through 2021; the previous deal covered

The Wild Bunch

Universal Titles released through 2016. HBO has been eager to solidify deals with its main studio partners (including Warner Bros. and Summit Entertainment), at a time when Netflix is looking to edge in. More on the deal and its impact at Variety.

- Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has announced that he will leave the streaming service.  Kilar turned the streaming service into one of the most popular on the Web, but his departure was expected.  Last month Kilar announced that Hulu's 2012 profits are up 65% from the year before, to $695 million.

- For your film edification, check out the original screenplay from the great must-see western "The Wild Bunch," by Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah - posted here.
 

This article is related to: Naomi Watts, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Entertainment Weekly, Jane Campion, Emmanuelle Riva, Gangster Squad, Jack the Giant Slayer, Judd Apatow, Star Trek, Girls, HBO , Hulu, Focus Features, Universal


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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.