Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend, and what is a more romantic way to spend the day with your sweetheart than opening a bottle of wine, cuddling on the couch in front of the fireplace, and reading the best entertainment industry news and articles from the previous week?

You’re already swooning, aren’t you?


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of February 8, 2016)

Why do Oscar voters hate children? (via Robbie Collin for The Telegraph)
Lamenting the under-appreciation of child actors.

Here’s how Sundance’s first VR residency film got made (via Adi Robertson for The Verge)
How Virtual Reality content creators fared in Park City.

13 Signs of an Acting Scam (via Rebecca Strassberg for Backstage)
Scam artists? In Hollywood???

Meet the Most Prolific Stuntman of All Time (via Oscar Rickett for Vice)
The guy behind the guys who played Indiana Jones and Superman.

I’m a black actor. Here’s how inequality works when you’re not famous. (via Bear Bellinger for Vox)
A first-person account of being a black man in an audition room.

The Case for Donations: Why I am Distributing My Next Film, Tex Montana Will Survive!, Via Creative Commons
(via Jeremy Gardner for MovieMaker Magazine)
How a microbudget filmmaker plans to counteract piracy by giving his film away.


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How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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