This week kicked off with our Tribeca Cast Party in New York, saw the passing on an iconic musical genius, wrapped up with a day to appreciate the environment, before Passover takes place over the weekend.

So we get it, you’re busy. But you like movies. You can read. (We think… you’re reading this, no?) So we put together a list of some of the best film-related articles from this past week for you to enjoy.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 18, 2016)

Why Hollywood Should Cast All Movies Like Horror Movies (via April Wolfe for LA Weekly)
Horror’s penchant for colorblind casting could be a blueprint for other genres.

Piracy is the biggest threat facing the film industry as we know it – but not in the way you think
(via Jason Blum for Vox)
The mini-budget mega-producer on how smaller films bear the brunt of piracy.

The Film Network (via Sarah Lotfi for Film Takeout)
Networking tips for film festival-goers.

Film and TV Tax Incentives: A State-by-State Guide (via Bryn Elise Sandberg for The Hollywood Reporter)
Get a breakdown of what it’s like to film in each state.

So Seeing a Movie in ‘4DX’ Was… Actually Kind of Awesome (via Jake Woolf for GQ)
It’s like a movie/rollercoaster. With smells!

Studio 360 (via Andrew Marantz for The New Yorker)
The producers combining narrative filmmaking with virtual reality.


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

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Recap
Check out the winning films and highlights from our Tribeca Cast Party.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

100 Years/100 Shots (via Jacob T. Swinney)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

If you’re an independent filmmaker or know of an independent film-related topic we should write about, email for consideration.

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