Wild Tales: Media Legacy - Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson

Wild Tales: Media Legacy - Anne Thompson

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A trailblazer in journalism and a global tastemaker for film lovers and artists, Anne Thompson’s sterling career includes top articles for leading press institutions such as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Wired, Variety, LA Weekly, Premiere, Film Comment, and IndieWire. After graduating from NYU’s esteemed Cinema Studies department at the Tisch School of the Arts, she began her career in media journalism for WNDU-TV in Indiana. Joining NBC News in 1993, Thompson has been a paragon of entertainment news ever since. Over her illustrious career, this native New Yorker’s voice filled the above media pages and countless readers’ hearts and minds with compelling insights into global cinema. She co-hosted Ebert and Roeper in 2006 and then started her own daily blog: Thompson on Hollywood. This cemented her status as a powerful voice in entertainment media as well as a pillar of the industry. She currently lends her talents to IndieWire which has been the go-to source for film artists, critics, and fans. She was one of the first to embrace new online media in journalism and spearheaded entertainment media into the new millennium. With her creative instinct and unique voice, Thompson has earned the respect of her colleagues, the admiration of her readers, and a fearless reputation. Cinequest is honored to bestow its Media Legacy Award to Anne Thompson. - Halfdan Hussey