Happy September! And Happy Labor Day Weekend! While you will hopefully be spending your weekend not working, we promise the following film industry-related links will be worth the minimal effort you are required to put in. Just read them, that’s all you gotta do.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of August 28, 2017)

Rememebering Tobe Hooper (via Kate Hagen for The Black List Blog)
An obit for the late director of the iconic indie horror Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

As Patti Cake$ Stumbles, Fox Searchlight Faces a Battle To Remain on Top (via Anne Thompson for IndieWire)
How increasing competition is impacting the indie distribution powerhouse.

How to Shoot Your Film on 35mm and Not Break the Bank (via Ben Garchar for The Independent)
Pre-planning (and eBay) come in handy when shooting on celluloid.

Learning How to Think Like a Publicist: What You Need to Know (via Cortney Matz for Film Independent)
Work on your brand.

This Woman Is the Most Important Hollywood Tastemaker You’ve Never Heard Of (via Rebecca Keegan for Vanity Fair)
Want to screen at the Telluride Film Festival? You’ll have to get through Julie Huntsinger.

Ed Skrein Proved Actors Can Resist Whitewashing, Too (via Daniel York for Time)
When the white guy says, “Maybe I shouldn’t play an Asian character,” that’s progress.


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

SAGindie’s September Movie Picks
See our must-see movies for this month.

Changing Perceptions: Q&A with Better Luck Tomorrow producer Julie Asato
From the indieBlog archives: As a new school year begins, check back on the making-of the 2002 high school-set cult hit, starring an all Asian-American cast.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Female Filmmakers 101 (via Kelly Gallagher)

"The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker" by Kelly Gallagher from Kelly Gallagher on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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