During the week we often get bogged down with so much “work” and “socializing” that we sometimes miss out on good content spewing from the internet. If you’re looking for some interesting news, articles, interviews or essays about the world of film, fear not! You can catch up on some of the week’s best reads here:
Good Reads for the week of August 11, 2014
David Lowery Talks Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (via David Lowery for The Talkhouse)
The director of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints writes about why it’s okay for kids to like dumb movies.
The Essential Black Independents (via Brandon Harris for Fandor)
A list of 25 standouts in the history black cinema.
How to Make a Sundance Indie Film (via Briana Rodriguez for Backstage)
Director Charlie McDowell, actor Mark Duplass, writer Justin Lader, and producer Mel Eslyn on the making of The One I Love.
Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s 6 Traits You Need to Look for in a Sales Agent (via Bill Straus for Indiewire)
Bill Straus of BGP Film on how to get the best sales rep for your film.
How They Did It: Jesse Zwick Dives Straight Into About Alex (via Jesse Zwick for MovieMaker)
The first-time director gives a play-by-play on how he got his ensemble dramedy made.
Alamo Drafthouse is Coming to LA! (via Casey Warnick at Drafthouse)
Rejoice, Angeleno cinephiles!
Steadicam Inventor Reveals the ‘Impossible Shots’ That Changed Filmmaking Forever (via Ariston Anderson for The Hollywood Reporter)
How the man behind the iconic camerawork of Rocky and The Shining started his endeavor.
New Mexico’s Artisans Take Advantage of Incentives and Experienced Crews (via Iain Blair for Variety)
Why indie filmmakers and big studios alike are flocking to New Mexico to make their projects.
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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