Happy Labor Day Weekend! While you are out thanking labor union leaders for giving you a long weekend (and a de-facto end to the summer), you can also expand your film industry knowledge by catching up on this week’s good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 26, 2019)

25 New Faces of Independent Film 2019 (via Filmmaker Magazine)
Check out the folks who might be your future favorite filmmaker.

Ava DuVernay’s Film HQ Is In Filipinotown, And She’s ‘Dying To Make Something’ Based In LA (via Robert Garrova for LAist)
A peek inside the “resort for filmmakers.”

Hollywood and the ‘Similar But Different’ Business Model (via Scott Myers for Go Into The Story)
Worried your script is too similar to someone else’s? Take this advice from the writer of Turner & Hooch K-9.

How a New-Age Sex Therapist From a Banned Cult Turned My Filmmaking Dreams Into a Nightmare (via Ilana Rein for The Talkhouse)
If almost getting swept up in a cult doesn’t stop you from pursuing your film production, nothing will.

10 Steps: Finding A Distributor For Your Feature Film (via Jennica Schwartzman for Ms. In The Biz)
Some pratcial tips for getting your film into the world.

YouTube’s Best Film Series Has Been Revealing Hollywood Secrets For A Decade (via Jacob Kastrenakes for The Verge)
The online film school of Film Riot.

‘Filmmaker Mode’ will automatically turn off all the dumb motion smoothing and noise reduction on new TVs (via Greg Kumparak for TechCrunch)
You can now have your TV viewing sanctioned by Martin Scorsese, Rian Johnson, and Ryan Coogler.


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

SAGindie’s September ’19 Movie Picks
Our staff is ready for a new slate of movie releases. Check out which ones made our must-see lists!


A video worth watching

Happy Labor Day! (via FilmStruck)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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