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Weekly Wrap: Hunger Games, SXSW Interviews, Actresses Directing & Producing, Japan, Taxi Driver

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 18, 2011 at 9:26AM

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

- Darren Aronofsky Says Goodbye to The Wolverine.

- Actresses Take Control, Directing and Producing Their Own Projects.

- The Hunger Games Chases Franchise Gold with Indie Darling Jennifer Lawrence: Details.

- Angelina Jolie Goes UTA; Maleficent, Cleopatra, Serena, Scarpetta, Gucci, Tomb Raider Updates.

- Pilot Casting: Sevigny for Lizzie Borden, Drescher Happily Divorced, Chenoweth’s Christian Bitches.

SXSW

- SXSW Video Interview: Greg Mottola Talks Paul’s Pegg, Frost and Spielberg; Early Reviews.

- SXSW Video Interview: Catherine Hardwicke Talks Red Riding Hood, Twilight, Women in Hollywood.

- SXSW: IFC Midnight Acquires Horrific Kill List, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop Doc Sells.

- SXSW: Early Reviews of Bridesmaids, Starring Kristin Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph.

- SXSW Video Interview: Duncan Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal Talk Source Code.

- SXSW: Jodie Foster Intros The Beaver, Starring “Beloved” Mel Gibson, to Upbeat Response; See Clips.

- SXSW Video Interview: Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander Talk The Dish & The Spoon.

- Errol Morris Talks Toronto/SXSW selection Tabloid and Other Strange Topics.

- Natural Selection: Details on Robbie Pickering, SXSW Narrative Feature Winner, Awards List.

PLUS

- Taxi Driver, New York.

- Entertainment Industry and Celebs Pledge Aid for Japan Relief.

- Japan’s Earthquake Aftermath Hits Markets, Impacts Hollywood Releases, Disney Pledges Aid.

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Studios, Video, Reviews, Media, Production , TOH: Best of the Week, SXSW, Interviews


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Thompson on Hollywood

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.