We’ve already hit the middle of August! But that loudly ticking clock of mortality summer is not stopping us from collecting the week’s worth of news, interviews, and advice for filmmakers and actors. Like the lazy days of summer, you should cherish these good reads while you can!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 13, 2018)

Miami’s ArtCenter South Florida Launches $100,000 Micro-budget Movie Scheme (via Martin Dale for Variety)
A new financial opportunity for Floridian filmmakers.

The Producer/Financier Relationship From Both Perspectives (via Rebecca Green for Dear Producer)
How Jessie Creel went from the production to the financing side of producing.

Solange Saves the Day: Indie Filmmakers Break Down Their Approaches to Engaging Audiences in Unexpected Places (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
Looking for film fans in all the right places.

Indie Distributors So White?: How Lack of Diversity Impacts What Films Get Released (via Juliette Verlaque for The Wrap)
Exploring diversity in the “last frontier of filmmaking.”

Being Flexible Is Essential in Filmmaking—Even When Facing a Hurricane (via Jordan Allyn for Backstage)
Advice from Like Father director Lauren Miller Rogen.

Amazon May Acquire Landmark Theatres Movie Chain (via Hoai-Tran Bui for /Film)
The streaming giant may soon be in the brick-and-mortor arthouse business.

How Dare You Represent Your People That Way: The Oral History of Better Luck Tomorrow (via Alex Wong for GQ)
A look back at Justin Lin’s breakout indie and the ruckus it caused at Sundance ’02.

Desiree Akhavan on working on both sides of the camera (via Charlie Sextro for The Creative Independent)
The actor-filmmaker (and director of The Miseducation of Cameron Post) on how to wear both hats in the industry.


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

RIP Aretha (via The Blues Brothers)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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