And here’s some acquisition news of a very different kind. Indiewire is pleased to announce that seasoned journalist, regular contributor and Thompson on Hollywood blog purveyor Anne Thompson has been added to our full-time editorial staff. Thompson will move from her blog to expand her six-year relationship with Indiewire as
Editor-at-Large, working closely with Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris.
Thompson will also serve as Awards Editor,
overseeing not only awards coverage during the Oscar season, as she has in
the past, but also for Emmys, as we broaden and expand our television content.
Thompson will remain based in Los Angeles, reporting
to Harris and working closely with New York Deputy Editor (and “Screen Talk” podcast partner) Eric Kohn to supervise the Indiewire editorial staff in PMC’s
Los Angeles and New York offices.
Many TOH writers, including below-the-line and
animation expert Bill Desowitz, TV columnist Matt Brennan and box office
analyst Tom Brueggemann, will continue as Indiewire contributors.
Of the news, Harris said, “We are excited to have Thompson join our team
full time and we look forward to embracing her creative ideas as we enhance
Indiewire’s TV content in myriad ways. Thompson will boost our
newsroom’s ability to deliver thought-provoking and compelling editorial
coverage, infused with the independent sensibility Indiewire readers expect.”
“I’m delighted to help Indiewire become the best that it can be,
while taking on the television awards beat,” Thompson added. “We’ll cover
must-watch smart television via video, podcasts, predictions, and industry
analysis, and profile the top showrunners and talent, focusing on their
Prior to Indiewire, Thompson was a columnist at
Variety, where she founded “Thompson on Hollywood” in 2007 after serving as
deputy film editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where she launched its first
blog, “Riskybiz.” She was West Coast Editor at Premiere, Senior
Writer at Entertainment Weekly, Risky Business columnist at the LA Weekly and
the LA Times Syndicate, U.S. Editor of Empire, and West Coast Editor of Film
Comment. She has also written for The New York Times, More, The Washington
Post, Vanity Fair, Popular Mechanics, Sight & Sound and The Guardian, among
Indiewire is also celebrating our twentieth anniversary this year. Good times.