Every year, Art House Convergence invites independent cinemas from across the country to attend the conference in order to connect and engage with executive directors, theater managers, fellow programmers and more. With an expanded 2015 program that includes more breakout sessions, the goal of the annual conference is to conduct productive discussions about programming, marketing, fundraising, technology and industry trends to help improve the quality and effectiveness of community-based, mission-driven art house cinemas.
Thompson, a New York City native and graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, has had a celebrated career contributing to various publications such as The New York Times, Film Comment Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and LA Weekly. After leaving Variety at the beginning of 2009, she set up her own blog, Thompson on Hollywood, at Indiewire. Thompson continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension, and she recently published her first book, “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System,” earlier this year.
Head over to the Art House Convergence website for more information on the 2015 conference.