Life is busy – and often worrisome, darling. It can be tough to stay up-to-date on all 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 (September 2022)

‘Somehow, Heartbreak Feels Good in a Place Like This’: How Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Billy Ray Crafted Nicole Kidman’s Iconic AMC Ad (via Rebecca Rubin for Variety)
The making-of story we’ve all been waiting for!

At 80, Peter Greenaway Remains Film’s Reigning Musical Maverick (via Mark Swed for Los Angeles Times)
The classical music stylings of filmmaker Peter Greenaway and composer Michael Nyman.

Annapurna Pictures at 10: Megan Ellison’s Trajectory Is Indie Film In Microcosm (via Marshall Shaffer for Crooked Marquee)
The ups and downs of the one-time indie film “savior.”

Funding Against the Algorithm: A Recap on the State of Indie Film Financing (via Epiphany James for Dear Producer)
A recap of two recent film finance panels you may have missed.

How Jean-Luc Godard Changed Cinema (via Ryan Gilbey for The New Statesman)
Memorializing the impact of the late French New Wave groundbreaker.

The People’s Joker, A Hilarious Trans Riff on DC Characters, Shut Down Over ‘Rights Issues’ (via Katie Rife for Polygon)
Is parody law enough to overcome the Superhero Copyright Industrial Complex?

Fear of a Black Hobbit (via Adam Serwer for The Atlantic)
Racist nerds are mad again.

Inside the Documentary Cash Grab (via Mia Galuppo and Katie Kilkenny for The Hollywood Reporter)
Documentaries: Not just for the greater good anymore!

Spanish Dracula Finds New Blood, More Than 90 Years After Its Release (via Mandalit del Barco for NPR)
A new movie to add to your repertoire just in time for that National Hispanic Heritage Month/Spooky Movie Season crossover period.

Why New Yorkers Still ❤️ Film (via Ted Alcorn for The New York Times)
The Real Film Projectionists of New York.

“I’m Not Interested in Reality, I’m Interested in the Images”: Andrew Dominik on Blonde (via Christina Newland for Sight & Sound)
An interview (and spirited debate) about bringing Hollywood’s most iconic star to the screen.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s Company of Women (via David Canfield for Vanity Fair)
The director-actor relationship between the Bergman Island filmmaker and her leading (mostly) ladies.


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

Helix Collective Workshop – Film Music Connect
Want to learn how to get music for your film? Film Music Connect is here for you!


A video worth watching

The scary truth about your TV settings (via Vox)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this month?


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