Valerie Thompson

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United States
North Carolina State University
Anime/Manga, '70s Grindhouse, International Cinema
  • Valerie Thompson has attended and covered some of the world's most prestigious film festivals, including Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • The works of Edgar Allan Poe and Dario Argento's films spurred her love of horror.
  • Valerie wrote and directed her first short film while a student at NC State.


Valerie Thompson came to the industry after writing her first screenplay at age 16, leading to her first film festival appearance several years later. Before devoting herself to media coverage, her time was spent on sets of various film and series — including Banshee and Homeland. The North Carolina State University alumnus has covered top festivals ranging from Tribeca to Cannes. Outside of the festival circuit, she has also provided coverage for major events like Comic-Con and DC FanDome.


Valerie studied mass communications at North Carolina State University. Her minor in film studies provides added knowledge on the art form's inner workings.
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