It’s been a full week here at SAGindie – this week brought us to the Tribeca Film Festival, USC First Look Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and Independent Film Festival Boston. And yet we still managed to collect some of the week’s most vital reads for filmmakers and actors. So scrape together a few minutes of leisure time and read away!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 24, 2017)

How a 20-Year-Old Filmmaker Wrote, Directed and Starred In Her Feature Directorial Debut (via Kate Erbland for IndieWire)
Actress-filmmaking phenom (and host of our Tribeca Bowling Party) Quinn Shephard on her breakout film.

How to Become a Child Actor (via Casey Mink for Backstage)
In-depth questions to ask yourself before putting your kid in front of a camera.

Power Lawyers 2017: Hollywood’s Top 100 Attorneys (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Everyone needs a good lawyer. Even (especially?) filmmakers.

Get The Money: What You Need To Know About Fiscal Sponsorship and How To Use It (via Matt Warren for Film Independent)
Our pals at Film Independent found another way to help indie filmmakers. With money!

The Other Half of You: Remembering Jonathan Demme (via Bilge Ebiri for The Village Voice)
The versatile director of Silence of the Lambs and Rachel Getting Married passed away this week at age 73.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Pat Healy, director/star of Take Me
The well-known character actor tells us about taking over the director’s chair.

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Winners
See which films wowed the judges this year at Tribeca.


New Releases

Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

An LA high school teacher helping to create a new generation of women in film (via Uproxx)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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