It was the internet’s 25th birthday this week, and we’re celebrating the same way we celebrate every week: Listing interesting film-related blog posts. And drinking, probably.

This week also marked the “end of Summer Movie Season,” which was the worst summer ever (or not), as lamented and analyzed all over the internet.

So Happy Birthday, Internet! And farewell, Summer Movie Season! You’ve both gotten really bloated over the years and sometimes you’re terrible, but we’ve grown dependent on you financially and love you anyway.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 22, 2016)

How Beyoncé’s Lemonade Helped Bring a Groundbreaking Film Back to Theaters (via Yohana Desta for Vanity Fair)
Director Julie Dash’s under-seen ’90s indie Daughters of the Dust gets a new release.

Equals Rights: Plagiarism Accusation Ignites Behind-the-Scenes Battle Over Costume Design (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
The battle for credit over the sci-fi indie’s costumes.

Paper Trail, No Fail: How to Stay Out of Legal Trouble? Document Everything (via Gregory R. Kanaan for MovieMaker Magazine)
And read contracts before you sign them. Seriously. We shouldn’t even have to say that.

SAG-AFTRA’s Gabrielle Carteris: Actors Need a Law to Keep Ages Off IMDb (via Gabrielle Carteris for The Hollywood Reporter)
The union president on how to combat ageism against actors (or, let’s be real, actresses).

The Strange Case of Balls Out (via Rebecca Pahle for Pajiba)
When your quirky indie film gets marketed (and re-titled) as a broad sex romp.

I Wasn’t Hired to Direct Into the Forest – Here’s What I Thought of the Film (via Megan Griffiths for The Talkhouse)
A director’s unique experience of watching a film she almost made.

The Race to Save the Films We Love (via Manohla Dargis for The New York Times)
Inside the practice of preserving old film prints and keeping cinema history protected.

Resources to help you find a great film crew (via Vimeo Video School)
How to find your crew via classifieds, word-of-mouth, and social media.


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

Free Production Legal Services for Indie Filmmakers
An opportunity for low-budget filmmakers looking for an entertainment lawyer.


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The 25 Greatest Films of the 21st Century (via No Film School)

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 for consideration.

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