Perhaps you like to read our weekly collection of news, essays, and articles about the media on your iPhone. Rest assured that should the government decide to force Apple to unlock your phone, they won’t find any shady browsing history – at least not in the good reads.

We’re just doing our part to keep America safe for work. (Or SFW as the internet calls it.)

(On second thought, there is a story below about a naked Satan party, so maybe you’re on your own.)


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of February 15, 2016)

How the DVD Business Is Destroying Alchemy (via Eric Kohn for Indiewire)
Another indie distributor hits a rocky patch.

Can She Pull It Off? (Or, How to Hire Women Directors) (via Katy Chevigny for Filmmaker Magazine)
Breaking down the challenges (and offering solutions) for women in film.

I Attended A Satanic Ceremony For The Witch (via Devin Faraci for Birth. Movies. Death.)
Indie horror marketing just got a little weirder.

From A to Z: How to Get Your Micro-Budget Feature in Front of as Many Eyeballs as Possible
(via Marcus Mizelle for No Film School)
All laid out in alphabetical order.

The Movie Chain Hoping to Steal Netflix Customers With Pizza and Beer
(via Felix Gillette for Bloomberg Businessweek)
Pizza and beer? Take our money, Tim League.

How The Revenant Went From ‘Living Hell’ to Worldwide Hit (via Kevin Lincoln for Vulture)
People expected Leo’s movie to win Oscars. They didn’t expect it to make money.

We Asked Industry Insiders: How Can Hollywood Really Fix Its Inclusion Problem? (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
The only real solution to #OscarsSoWhite is to start from the top down.


A video worth watching

How lateral movement changes your perception of a character (via Now You See It)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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