So you planned on spending the entire weekend searching the internet high and low for some interesting articles about filmmaking and the movie industry? Listen, a little shortcut never hurt. Let us help you out with this curated list of filmmaker good reads below!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 12, 2019)

How To Make An Indie Film And Get An Oscar-Winning Actress To Be In It (via Jeryl Brunner for Forbes)
Them That Follow producer Bradley Gallo on landing Olivia Coleman in his newest low-budget feature.

It’s Time for a Best Stunts Oscar (via Bilge Ebiri for Vulture)
Give Tom Cruise his gold statue!

On learning to score films (via Gary Canino for The Creative Independent)
How Portishead musician Geoff Barrow transitioned to film composing.

Driven Kept Shoot in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria to Help Locals (via Valentina I. Valentini for Variety)
How a cast, crew, and community pulled together to keep a production going post-disaster.

Arthur Jafa in Bloom (via Megan O’Grady for T Magazine)
The artist/cinematographer on his work and collaborators – from Spike Lee and Stanley Kubrick to Jay-Z and Solange.

An Ex-Manson Family Member Reviews Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (via Tarpley Hitt for The Daily Beast)
Certainly the most… interesting… film critic of the week.

Guide To Making A Call Sheet (With Free Call Sheet Template!) (via Sean Mannion for KitSplit Viewfinder)
Organization is good! Free is even better!


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Everything Wrong With Plan 9 From Outer Space In 80 Minutes or Less (via Slate)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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