Life is busy – you’re voting, Quibbying your last Quibi, and prepping for a Very Pandemic Halloween. It can be tough to stay up-to-date on the latest film industry news, profiles, analysis, and advice. That’s why we’ve curated some essential reads you may have missed over the past month. So take some time to catch up with this month’s good reads.


This Month’s Good Reads (October 2020)

The American Latino Experience: 20 Essential Films Since 2000 (via Carlos Aguilar for The New York Times)
A celebraion of Latinx life on screen.

On the Future of (Going to the) Movies (via Jordan Crucchiola for Wired)
The crisis of the theatrical experience.

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Became an Independent Film Producer (via Gabrielle Nadig for Dear Producer)
The Little Woods producer on the lessons she’s learned.

They’ll Be Back. Why Movie-Going Will Be a Great Business Again (via Christie Marchese for Medium)
Some glass-half-full thoughts on the fate of movie theaters.

The Strange Story of the Southern Town That Hollywood Insiders Are Building From Scratch (via Nate Berg for Fast Company)
Welcome to the neighborhood built by a movie studio.

Sixty-Two Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking (via Richard Brody for The New Yorker)
The must-see films in all the nonfiction land.

Twilight Time: The Return of the Drive-In, Part 1 and Part 2 (via Nick Pinkerton for Reverse Shot)
A history – and resurgence – of watching movies in your car.

25 New Faces of Independent Film 2020 (via Filmmaker Magazine)
Meet the up-and-comers making waves in the film world.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)

Filmmaker Interview: Alex H. Fischer and Eleanor Wilson of, writers/directors of Save Yourselves!
We talked to the directing team behind the new sci-fi comedy about a couple in isolation during a global emergency.

Working Through, Part 3: Indie Filmmaking in the Age of COVID-19
Check out part 3 of our “Working Through” panel series to learn how filmmakers got their movies made during the pandemic.


A video worth watching

Ebert Symposium – The Movie Industry in a Time of Change (via EbertFest)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this month?


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