We’re back from a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and we’re ready to read! Luckily, there was plenty of material on the internet to quench our thirst for film industry news, opinion, and analysis.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of December 2, 2019)

A Massive List of Winter 2020 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Money for your movie.

A Year in Disabled Criticism: What It’s Like to Write About Movies When You Have a Disability (via Kristen Lopez for /Film)
A different perspective on moviegoing.

How Short Term 12 Assembled One of the Best Casts of the Decade (via Michael Tedder for The Ringer)
A look back at the indie that brought together Brie Larson, Lakeith Stanfield, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Gallagher Jr.

I’m Like History Passing By: An Interview With Lee Grant (via Carrie Courogen for Bright Wall/Dark Room)
A conversation with Grant on winning Oscars for acting and filmmaking and surviving the Hollywood Blacklist.

In Fabric Director Peter Strickland and The Lighthouse Director Robert Eggers on the Pros and Cons of Research (via Max Weinstein for MovieMaker Magazine)
Two filmmakers talkin’ research.

Ladies First (via Refinery29)
A comprehensive timeline on the groundbreaking women in Hollywood.


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

SAGindie’s December ’19 Movie Picks
The movies we’re excited for this month.

SAGindie and Helix Collective Composition Workshop
Call For Entries: Short films that need original music!

2019 IFP Gotham Awards Winners
Marriage Story was the big winner at NYC’s indie film awards.


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Congrats to all the films accepted to Sundance 2020! (via Sundance Film Festival)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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