Using her new book The $11 Billion Year as a starting point, film critic/reporter Anne Thompson will moderate a spirited discussion about the future of the film industry as part of the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24-May 8, 2014. ” Jonathan Marlow, Co-Founder & Chief Content Office of Fandor, Gary Meyer, Senior Curator of the Telluride Film Festival and Founder of Eat Drink Films, and Noah Cowen, Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society, will be joining Anne for the salon “The $11 Billion Year” on May 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Theater. A book signing will follow the salon. For more information, click here. Read an excerpt from the book below.