Here’s some good news: Indiewire will continue to grow and become the best version of itself with nurturing and investment from new owner Penske Media (Variety, Deadline, Women’s Wear Daily), which has acquired the 19-year-old site from Ted Leonsis’ SnagFilms. I am proud of my affiliation with Indiewire, from July, 2009 when co-founder Eugene Hernandez and SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen brought me in, to working with current IW editor-in-chief Dana Harris, publisher James Israel, Deputy Editor and Film Critic Eric Kohn (my Screen Talk podcast partner) and many others along the way. Here’s Harris’s story.
I have enjoyed a fabulous six and a half years as editor-at-large at the always changing, evolving and maturing Indiewire, which provides a home for Thompson on Hollywood. We both have expanded with success over the years. For the time being, all will stay the same as we find out what is in store. I’m off to the Art House Convergence and Sundance Film Festival and will continue to track awards and box office and report on all the usual suspects.
Stay tuned to see how it all turns out.