While we celebrate Earth Day this weekend, we encourage you to browse these good reads on a computer, phone, or tablet and refrain from printing out pages and pages of the week’s best entertainment industry news and articles. Think of the trees.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 16, 2018)

The Unruly Genius of Milos Forman (via Bilge Ebiri for The Village Voice)
An obituary for the multi-Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus.

The Great Disruptor: MoviePass Upends the Movie Business, but Can It Survive? (via Brent Lang for Variety)
Is $10/month for unlimited movies too good to be true?

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018 (via MovieMaker Magazine)
Get your submissions ready!

Use These Data Analytics Tips to Find Your Film’s Audience (via Jess Fuselier and Liz Manashil for Sundance Institute)
More helpful info from Sundance’s Creative Distribution team.

What Do Actors Really Smoke on Screen? (via Gary Filbin for CutPrintFilm)
No, you shouldn’t force your actors to suck down real Marlboros while shooting.

The Woman Making Star Wars History (via Christopher Campbell for Film School Rejects)
Meet Victoria Mahoney, the first African-American woman to direct in a galaxy far, far away.

He Won $1 Million to Make a Movie. Then the Problems Set in. (via Gabe Cohn for The New York Times)
Even when you win the filmmaking lottery, you still have to produce a film.

The Résumé: The Winding, Everlasting Career of William H. Macy (via Sam Fragoso for The Ringer)
From Fargo to Krystal, revisiting the filmography of the beloved character actor (and director).


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

Filmmaker Interview: Ryan Koo, writer/director of Amateur
The director (and founder/CEO of No Film School) talked to us about making his feature debut.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A book trailer from the Duplass Brothers (via Entertainment Weekly)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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