Welcome to May! And what does May bring? Flowers! Yes, but what else? Mother’s Day. True, but work with us. Summer movies? Yes! It’s another month and hence another set of movie releases coming our way. Be sure to check out our May movie picks to see if you agree with our choices. (Opinions can in fact be wrong sometimes!)
And now onto the best film-related writing from the week.
Good Reads for the week of April 27, 2015
Film Financing 101 with Hellion Director Kat Candler (via Sundance)
The always pleasant Kat Candler breaks down film financing with some priceless insider advice.
Stop Laughing at Old Movies, You $@%&ing Hipsters (via Amy Nicholson for LA Weekly)
We appreciated classic films despite their relative technological limitations before it was cool.
“They Only Do One Black Movie a Year”: Robert Townsend on Hollywood Shuffle
(via Jim Hemphill for Filmmaker Magazine)
The actor/director reflects back on the making of his breakout indie hit.
The Epic Saga of Joel Silver: Money Struggles, Feuds and (Another) Second Chance
(via Kim Masters for The Hollywood Reporter)
How does one of Hollywood’s most extravagant producers adjust to an industry that is increasingly tightening its belt?
Your Yearly Reminder: Cinema = Still Not Dead (via Scott Mendelson for Forbes)
Put away the eulogy, it’s going to be okay.
What Robert Downey Jr. Got Wrong In His 172 Words About Independent Film (via Nigel M. Smith for Indiewire)
Get off RDJ’s lawn, indie filmmakers!
A video worth watching
On Wes Anderson’s birthday, take a look at his violent side:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.