There is no shortage of news to consume week-to-week – both pleasant and panic-inducing (increasingly the latter). We know it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the best reading material of film industry news. That’s why we trim the fat and bring you a weekly listing of good reads that are worth your eyeballs’ time.
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 14, 2017)
How Will Studios End The Lowest Grossing Summer In 25 Years? By Not Opening Any New Wide Releases Over Labor Day (via Anthony D’Alessandro for Deadline)
An unexpected historical movie weekend is coming up on September 1.
Staying Alive: The Director of Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey Shares How He’s Sustained A 63-Year Moviemaking Career (via Terry Sanders for MovieMaker Magazine)
Advice from a filmmaker making movies since 1954.
What Is MoviePass? The Pros and Cons of $10-a-Month Unlimited Films (via Seth Kelley for Variety)
The subscription service that’s putting theater chains into a panic.
Know Your Crew: Line Producer Angela Sostre’s Tips for Building a Better Budget (via Kimberly Marcela Duron for Film Independent)
Nitty gritty details of indie film budgeting.
In a Body-Positive Moment, Why Does Hollywood Remain Out of Step? (via Brooks Barnes for The New York Times)
How actresses are finding work while being bigger than a size 0.
CAA Gets Real on Diversity: “It’s Hard, It Takes a Long Time, and It’s Expensive” (via Rebecca Sun for The Hollywood Reporter)
The agents taking the lead on diversity.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Filmmaker Interview: Justin Chon, writer/director/star of Gook
The actor-director talks about his new film, set during the 1992 L.A. riots.
The Object of His Obsession: An interview with I Love Your Work director Adam Goldberg
From the indieBlog archives: Our interview with another actor-turned-filmmaker, Adam Goldberg.
Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:
- Crown Heights (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)
- Dave Made a Maze (Gravitas Ventures)
- Gook (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
- The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)
- Lemon (Magnolia Pictures)
- Logan Lucky (Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street Media)
- Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)
- Patti Cake$ (Fox Searchlight)
A video worth watching
How to make a blockbuster movie trailer (via Auralnauts)
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.