March has arrived, and with it, a new slate of filmmaker-friendly essays, news, interviews, and other assorted good reads. Take some time out of your weekend festivities to browse this week’s collection!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of February 25, 2019)

What Makes a Movie Interesting? The Psychology Behind Filmmaking (via Vivian Jiang for The Cornell Daily Sun)
How filmmaking techniques have evolved to suit audiences’ rising IQ scores.

Netflix and the Economics of Bundling (via Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang for Harvard Business Review)
A deeper dive into Netflix’s theatrical business model.

It’s Up to You to Make Filmmaking More Inclusive (via Reinaldo Marcus Green for MusicBed)
The Monsters and Men director tips on diversifying a film set behind and in front of the camera.

Industry Insights: The Ins and Outs of Working as a Script Supervisor (via Caleb Stephens for The Beat)
Breaking down the most detail-oriented position in the film biz.

A Massive List of Spring 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Get. That. Money.

USC Film School Turns 90: Famous Alums Gather to Share Memories of a Hollywood Incubator (via Mia Galuppo for The Hollywood Reporter)
Celebrating the school where George Lucas, Kevin Feige, John Singleton, and more moviemakers cut their teeth.


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

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Winners
See who won the big prizes from last weekend’s awards.

Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2019
Photos, quotes, and highlights from this year’s filmmaker conversation series.


A video worth watching

The habitually creative Mark Duplass on forming creative habits (via Netflix)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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