Celebrate Earth Day this weekend by checking out our weekly listing of filmmaking-related links while sitting outside in the green grass reading from an energy-efficient tablet or electronic device.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 17, 2017)

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017 (via MovieMaker Magazine)
Plus their follow-up on what “worth the entry fee” actually means to filmmakers.

The Essential Guide for Crafting Film Budgets (via StudioBinder)
With a FREE film budgeting template! (UPDATE: Also be sure to check out their Producer’s Guide to Film Production Insurance!)

Miami-Dade to Rename Liberty City Stretch “Moonlight Way” (via Jessica Lipscomb for Miami New Times)
When’s the last time your Oscar-winning low-budget indie film got a street named after it?

Looking Back At The Sexual Politics Of Chasing Amy 20 Years Later (via Shannon Keating for BuzzFeed)
How Kevin Smith’s foray into queer themes became a beloved, problematic cult hit.

Female Indie Filmmakers Should Aim Higher in Their Budgets, Says Women’s Financing Panel (via Rebecca Sun for The Hollywood Reporter)
Women in film debunk financing myths.

A Breakdown of the Potential WGA Strike (and How It Could Affect You) (via Ciara Wardlow for Film School Rejects)
A plain English take on the current contract disputes.

The End Of Independent Film As We Know It? (via Andrew S. Allen for Short of the Week)
A measured response to the IndieWire article that sent Film Twitter into a tizzy this week.

Paris Can Wait, Ingrid Goes West, The Hero offer grown-up alternatives to typical summer blockbusters (via Mark Olsen for Los Angeles Times)
A guide to summer movies at the art house.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

11 Stereotypical Roles Black Men Play (via Mic)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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