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Weekly Wrap: Women in Media, Cannes Lineup & Trailers, Weekend Preview, Interviews, Legends

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 15, 2011 at 8:35AM

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Thompson on Hollywood

BOX OFFICE

- Weekend Boxoffice Looks Up as Family Toon Rio Faces Horror Comedy Scream 4; plus Indie & Foreign Films to See: Princess of Montpensier, Screaming Man, Armadillo

- EW Movie Preview Shares Soundbites from Hollywood’s Summer Stars.

TELEVISION

- Emmy Watch: HBO Dominates TV Movie Race with Cinema Verite, Mildred Pierce.

WOMEN IN MEDIA

- Anna Faris and Women at the Movies: Not a Pretty Picture; plus the Gender Imbalance in Media, Geena Davis, Broken Models of Masculinity & Femininity.

FESTIVALS

CANNES 64
- Official Selection: Winds of Change, Rookies, Four Women in Competition, Plus Jodie Foster.
- Trailers & Images: Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Restless, Melancholia & More.
- Adds Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates 4; Allen Controls Opener, Adds Baldwin to Rome Film.
- Van Sant’s Restless Opens Un Certain Regard, Pirates 4 Gets Slot.

- Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners.

- Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA’s First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival.

INTERVIEWS

- Harry Shearer Talks Expose The Big Uneasy, Media Coverage of Katrina, Spike Lee’s “Canards”.

- Morgan Spurlock Talks Funding, Making, Selling The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

PRODUCTION

- Director Watch: Jackson on The Hobbit’s 48 FPS, Cooper’s Out of the Furnace, Jones Eyes Wolverine; plus Jackson Posts First The Hobbit Report, Complete with Maori Ceremony and Andy Serkis in Dots.

- Tom Hanks To Star in Tykwer and Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas, Selling at Cannes.

- Michael Shannon Joins Superman: Man of Steel as Supervillain Zod.

- Jeff Buckley Biopic On Its Way: A Selection of His Music and Interview.

- The Dark Knight Rises Casting: What The Cast Looks Like So Far.

- MGM Partners with Sony on Releasing James Bond 23 Worldwide.

- Drew Barrymore’s How To Be Single Is Not A Rom-Com: “A Little Bit Ageless And Not Gender Specific”.

LEGENDS

- EXCLUSIVE Clip: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Premieres at Tribeca April 23.

- Sidney Poitier To Be Honored by Film Society of Lincoln Center, Star Presenters.

- Cleopatra’s Infamous Original Poster Art Featuring Elizabeth Taylor Hits Auction Block.

- Appreciating Sidney Lumet; Obits, Spike Lee Tweets, Photos and Clips.

PLUS

- Roger Ebert’s TED Talk 2011: Finding His Voice Through The Internet.

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Media, TOH: Best of the Week, Cannes, Brad Pitt


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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.