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Weekly Wrap: Mad Men, Tree of Life, Elizabeth Taylor, CinemaCon, Print to Digital, In Production

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson, Sophia Savage & Anthony D'Alessandro | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2011 at 7:15AM

BOX OFFICE & RELEASES
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BOX OFFICE & RELEASES

- Tree of Life: It will Not Open in the U.K. Before Cannes After All, Gets New Poster, plus: Summit Takes Icon UK to a Los Angeles Arbitration Tribunal Over Tree of Life.

- Hanna Early Reviews: “Futuristic Fairy Tale, Arthouse Action Movie, Chase Thriller”.

- Sony Pictures Classics Officially Releasing Van Sant’s Cannes-Bound Restless, Starring Wasikowska.

CINEMACON:

- Paramount’s Super 8 and China Hopes Buoy Depressed Exhibs; DreamWorks and Disney/Pixar Previews, Fithian Pins B.O. Recovery Hopes on 3-D & Summer; Real Stuff Hits the Fan as Theater Owners Protest Studio VOD Plans; and James Cameron, George Lucas, Jeff Katzenberg Talk Cinema’s Digital Future.

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT:

- Superman News: Amy Adams Lands Lois Lane Opposite Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel.

- Animation Update: Sony Pictures Animation’s Muncle Trogg; Animation $20 Million P & A Equity Fund.

- Production Watch: It’s Young Saoirse Ronan for Snow White & Hobbit; Hanna Clips.

- Writer-Director Update: Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman; Adam McKay Likes Crowe for The Boys.

MAD MEN & AMC Negotiations:

- Part One: Mad Men Tug-of-War Delays Show to 2012: Who Should Give In?; Part Two: Mad Men vs. Advertising: Weiner, AdAge and the Greatest Movie Ever Sold; Part Three: Weiner and AMC Make Mad Men Pact; Plus: Video Watch: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.

LEGENDS

- Elizabeth Taylor: Obits, Video Clips, Photo Galleries, Memories; plus Elizabeth Taylor Massed a Fortune Via Most Successful Perfume Line Ever.

- Academy Tribute To Italian Screen Legend Sophia Loren: Tickets, Photos, Clips.

- Cannes 2011: Jean-Paul Belmondo To Be Honored at Gala Screening of “Belmondo, The Career,” Clips.

MEDIA

- Good Advice on Changing from Print to Digital Model; plus New York Times Goes Behind Paywall: Media Reaction.

FESTIVALS

- SXSW Fest Breaks Out Talent: Evan Glodell Talks Bellflower; plus AFI Fest and AFM Announce November 2011 Dates.

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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.