If you managed to keep your eyesight after Monday’s total eclipse, put your peepers to work by reading our listing of the week’s worthwhile film-related news.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 21, 2017)

No, Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky Didn’t Change the Film Business (via Pamela McClintock for The Hollywood Reporter)
Hey, you can’t blame a director for trying.

So You Can’t Afford a Wardrobe Designer: Costume Design for Independent Film on a $500 Budget (via Caroline Golum for Filmmaker Magazine)
How to get the most out of thrift stores, needle, and thread.

Sofia Coppola followed Kirsten Dunst from girlhood to womanhood (via Jesse Hassenger for The A.V. Club)
Tracking the duo from The Virgin Suicides to Marie Antoinette to The Beguiled.

How Atlanta Is Taking Over the Entertainment Industry (via Alison Herman for The Ringer)
The tax credits went down to Georgia.

8 Instagram Influencers Explain What Ingrid Goes West Gets Scarily Right (via Anna Silman for The Cut)
#Influencers your #kids probably know saw an #indiefilm.

Cinematographers Autumn Durald and Rachel Morrison on Filmmaking and Motherhood (via Musicbed)
Building successful DP careers and families at the same time.

Final Death Comes to Final Cut 7 (via Charles Haine for No Film School)
RIP, first editing software all millennials first learned on.

Janicza Bravo Makes Uncompromising Films Like Lemon Because She Can, Dammit (via Joe Berkowitz for Fast Company)
How to ignore discouragement and make the movies you want.


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

The Sundance Diaries: 2005 Sundance Film Festival Recap by Joshua Leonard
From the indieBlog archives: The Blair Witch Project actor talks about hitting the festival as a filmmaker.


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A dialect coach critiques actors playing real people (via Wired)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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