By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall July 31, 2009 at 2:40AM
Just a quick note of welcome to Anne Thompson, whose must-RSS blog Thompson On Hollywood moves to the indieWIRE blogging community on Monday. I am sure that anyone reading this blog is also a longtime reader of Anne's work, and I have to say, as a part-time writer whose own blog is little more than an opportunity to opine now and then on the films and issues that move me, it is more than a little bit intimidating to have a full-time journalist using the indieWIRE blog platform to break news. That said, with the recent integration of on and off-site blogs into a single indieWIRE blog feed, I have come to think of everyone as being part of the same community anyway (whether or not they agree is a totally different story). Regardless, it is nice to see indieWIRE and Anne are able to get a deal done to bring her excellent, hard work to the site; the partnership makes perfect sense and I look forward to seeing indieWIRE even more tuned into the work of the Los Angeles filmmaking community. The film world keeps getting smaller and more accessible and this can be nothing but a good thing for those who are passionate about the day to day workings of the community. Welcome Anne!