Let’s be honest, there’s going to be a lot of superhero talk this weekend, what with the final Avengers film getting released and National Superhero Day taking place on Sunday. But believe us, there’s lots of other stuff going on in the film world! We’ve collected some of this week’s good reads to prove it.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 22, 2019)

The Most-Asked “Indie Producer” Brain-Pick Questions (via Jen Prince for Ms. In The Biz)
You’ve got producing Q’s? They’ve got producing A’s!

Sadie Director Megan Griffiths Tells Us How to Get People to Care About Your Indie Film (via David Chen for /Film)
Lessons in self-distribution and audience-building.

Do Festival Programmers Really Watch Every Submission? (via Paula Bernstein for No Film School)
Who’s watching the watchers?

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019 (via MovieMaker Magazine)
Now that you know if they’re actually watching, here are some ideas on where to submit!

Say what? Why film translators are in a war of words over subtitles (via Anne Billson for The Guardian)
Dialect, grammar, and more considerations that too often get overlooked in subtitling.

20 Years Later, Election Is Still A Perfect Portrait Of Suburban Desperation (via Vince Mancini for Uproxx)
Happy Anniversary, Tracy Flick!

Saving The Theatrical Experience (via Joe Yanick for The End Run)
Breaking down the film vs. TV vs. Cannes vs. Netflix debates.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Hey, what’s that sound? It’s a re-recording mixer explaining his job! (via The A.V. Club)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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