In an excerpt from her book "The $11 Billion Dollar Year," Anne Thompson describes Anderson's inaugural experience at Cannes for "Moonrise Kingdom"
Anne Thompson, founder and editor-in-chief of the daily film blog Thompson On Hollywood and editor-at-large of Indiewire, has covered the Hollywood beat for more than 25 years, for The Hollywood Reporter, where she wrote the weekly syndicated column "Risky Business" and launched THR's first blog, Riskybiz, Premiere, Film Comment, L.A. Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Also, she has contributed to Vanity Fair, Wired, Filmmaker,New York Magazine, New York Times, More, The Washington Post, The London Observer, and was the West Coast Editor for Premiere's Los Angeles bureau. Thompson has also taught Film Criticism at USC, hosts Sneak Previews at UCLA Extension and moderates and participates on many industry panels and does media interviews, especially at Oscar time, for such networks as MSNBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. among others. Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Los Angeles. Anne answers questions about "The $11 Billion Year" here. It can be purchased here.