It was a rainy week in Los Angeles, and a rocky week for potential Oscar hosts, but the City of Angeles has persevered! In fact, things kept chugging along in the indie film world – so much so that there’s a slew of articles about the goings-on in film and TV that you can read all about below.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of December 3, 2018)

British Independent Film Awards: The Favourite Wins A Record Ten Awards (via Andreas Wiseman for Deadline)
See which indie films hit it big in Jolly Olde England.

Now Showing: U.S. Mulls Changing Movie Rules for the Big Screen (via Brent Kendall and Erich Schwartzel for The Wall Street Journal)
How theater owners’ fates are in the hands of the U.S. Justice Department.

7 Key Factors For Choosing A Film School (via Mike Clum for ProductionHUB)
So you’ve said, “Screw you, Dad! I’m going to film school!” Good for you! But where? Take a look at these tips.

Netflix Won’t Save Prestige Cinema (via Alex Shephard for The New Republic)
Is Netflix’s commitment to funding arthouse-esque films just temporary?

A Young Actress’ Battle With Breast Cancer — and the Surprising Support She Found in Hollywood (via Angela Trimbur for The Hollywood Reporter)
How friends, family, and film industry professionals came through in a time of need.

You Probably Owe Jennifer’s Body An Apology (via Louis Peitzman for BuzzFeed)
Critics and fans are calling the Karyn Kusama/Diablo Cody feminist horror-comedy the movie of the year. Why didn’t people say that in 2009 when it actually came out?

Unlocking a Sundance Success: Why Searching Was the Biggest Acquisition of 2018 (via Tom Brueggemann for IndieWire)
A breakdown of what made Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller such a smart bet for buyers.

UPDATED to include:
A Filmmaker’s Guide to Solving Problems (via MusicBed)
Six filmmakers on how they overcame production adversity.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Kendall Goldberg, director of When Jeff Tried to Save the World
Catching up with the recent film school grad premiering her feature debut, starring Jon Heder.

Filmmaker Interview: Bridey Elliott, writer/director/star of Clara’s Ghost
The actor/filmmaker talks about working with her father, mother, and sister on her Sundance film.


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The Great Performers – Lakeith Stanfield: The Lunch Break (via The New York Times Magazine)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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