This week, everyone was writing about texting (is that redundant?). More specifically, texting in movie theaters. After AMC proposed that they’d soon allow texting during their screenings (to keep the #teens engaged), there was outcry far and wide – from theater owners to bloggers to international bloggers, before a final backtrack from AMC. But believe it or not, there were actually a few other stories in the film world that circulated the web this week. We’ve gathered some highlights below.
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 11, 2016)
Independent filmmakers on life after Michigan’s incentives (via Julie Hinds for Detroit Free Press)
What do filmmakers do when a state’s money goes away?
Warner Brothers Has Taken Exactly the Wrong Message From the Box Office Disappointment of Batman v Superman
(via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
Why the studio’s “make fewer movies” rule doesn’t make sense.
Vimeo’s videos are coming to the silver screen (via Paul Sawers for VentureBeat)
A new release platform for new media shorts.
From Politician to Indie Filmmaker (via Christopher Orr for The Atlantic)
A former U.S. Congressman talks about his directorial debut.
Attention, Filmmakers: Your Website Sucks! (via Peter Broderick, James Franklin, & Kieran Masters for Indiewire)
How Nina Became a Disaster Movie (via Kate Aurthur for BuzzFeed)
Behind-the-scenes of the biopic that pissed off everybody.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Ebertfest 2016 – Women in Film
See video from the panel SAGindie participated in at Roger Ebert’s Film Fest.
Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:
- Confirmation (HBO)
- Green Room (A24)
- Holidays (Vertical Entertainment)
- The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)
- Sing Street (The Weinstein Company)
A video worth watching
Exploring the Revolution of A24 (via FilmSchoolRejects)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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