If you have a competitive spirit and a tolerance for brisk temperatures, perhaps you’ll be preoccupied with the Winter Olympics this weekend. But if you find yourself with extra time between the big Curling match (Curling game? Curling experience?), take some time to catch up on this week’s filmmaking news.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of February 5, 2018)

Women in Film Launches Sexual Harassment Support Group (via Rebecca Sun for The Hollywood Reporter)
A new resource for the filmmaking community in the #MeToo era.

Christina Choe on what it takes to make a movie (via T. Cole Rachel for The Creative Independent)
The winner of the 2018 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award talks the ins and outs of filmmaking.

What is Producing? A Group of Sundance Producers Share Insights on Financing, Selecting Projects and Making a Career out of Making Movies (via Meredith Alloway for Filmmaker Magazine)
A roundtable of producers on producing.

Amazon Video Direct’s Upcoming Royalty Rate Change Will Be A Huge Blow To Indie Filmmakers (via Kayla Cobb for Decider)
A new potential downside to distributing with the streaming giant.

Isn’t it time disabled actors and directors were allowed to make their own films? (via Justin Edgar for The Guardian)
How one filmmaker is taking on ableism on-screen and off.

Where Can I Find Greta Gerwig’s Fanny Pack? (via Lauren Levy for The Strategist)
How to accesorize like an auteur.


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

Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2018
A recap of Night 1, featuring Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig.


A video worth watching

The Winter Olympics in the movies (via HuffPost)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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