Did you hear about the Oscars? They happened this past week. The Independent Spirit Awards also took place this past weekend, and you can see a recap of the Spirit Awards show from SAGindie’s Darrien Gipson. But now, you can also finally catch up on some decidedly non-awards-themed writing from the week. We don’t have to worry about judging or predicting film awards for a whole other…

Good Reads for the week of February 23, 2015

2016 Oscar Predictions (via Peter Knegt for Indiewire)
Damnit, Indiewire! What did we just say?!

Jamie Lee Curtis Interviews Sigourney Weaver (via Interview Magazine)
Laurie Strode and Ellen Ripley chat about their careers, families, and James Cameron.

Making Your Cinematic Dream Come True for $200K (via Glen Golightly for Film Independent)
From story elements to location selection, how to plan for an Ultra-Low Budget production.

The Financial Afterlife of a Micro-budget Indie Film (via David Chen for /Film)
A producer’s case study on his indie film’s self-release.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Hybrid Distribution Plans & Attract a Distributor in the Process (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
More distribution advice from doc filmmakers (but you narrative folks can take note too).

Why the bootleg Power Rangers short got pulled from the Internet (via Nathan Rabin for The Dissolve)
Like many Hollywood stars, this viral video burned bright before being knocked back down to Earth.

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

Spirit Awards 2015 Recap
Darrien’s take on this year’s event.

Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2015 – Week 4 – Writing & Directing
Dan Gilroy, Larry Karaszewski, and Gina Prince-Bythewood joined the series to offer screenwriting and directing advice.

A video worth watching

Movies inside of movies (inside of movies…):

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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