Anne Thompson may be best known for her fast-paced and fresh take on the film industry via her Indiewire column, Thompson on Hollywood – but she’s also the author of the superb new book, ‘The $11-Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, a Look at the Changing Hollywood System.’ Anne and I spoke in Los Angeles about her book and it’s creation, as well as what she truly discovered through taking the microscope to 2012 in American film from the January Sundance debut of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” to “Argo”‘s startling Oscar win; along the way, we cover topics as diverse as the MPAA, whether the Oscars do more harm than ill, the profits and perils of the global marketplace, her take on what’s going on for both small indies and big-budget tentpoles in the years to come, the merits and flaws of “Battleship” and much, much more. Anne can be found on Twitter @akstanwyck.
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