Film columnist who has covered the Hollywood beat for more than twenty-five years. She launched Indiewire's daily film blog "Thompson On Hollywood" for Variety in 2007. She has written for the LA Weekly (and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate), followed by Filmmaker magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. Before that, she was West Coast Editor for Premiere, Empire, and Film Comment, and senior writer at Entertainment Weekly. She has also reported on film for the magazines Vanity Fair, More, Wired, Sight and Sound, Filmmaker, and New York. Ms. Thompson also moderates and participates on industry panels, and does media interviews, especially at Oscar time, for such networks as MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN. She has recently published her first book, The $11 Billion Year.