Welcome to 2018! If you’re on the East Coast this weekend (or even in parts of the South), chances are you’re staying inside to escape the snow. That’s why we came up with this listing of film industry articles from the past week for you to read and help pass the time indoors! (Actually, we would have posted these anyway regardless of the weather, but we’re trying to be nice here.)

Enjoy the first Good Reads of the year!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 1, 2018)

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan (via Cara Buckley for The New York Times)
The year kicked off with the launch of Time’s Up.

I thought “real” acting was for the young. Then I discovered a world of senior-citizen roles. (via Lee Gale Gruen for Vox)
Launching an acting career at a post-retirement age.

Production Legal And E&O Insurance (via Brandon Blake for FilmTVLaw.com)
Protect your film (and yourself) legally.

Abandon Yourself: Willem Dafoe Explains How He Acts (via Meri Hilalian for Film Independent)
The veteran actor talks about his craft and working with writer/director Paul Schrader.

How To Improve Moviegoing In 2018 (via Christopher Campbell for Film School Rejects)
Let’s make going to theaters great again.

Cameraimage Interview: Sam Levy (via Robert Horton for Film Comment)
Talking to the cinematographer behind Lady Bird, Frances Ha, and Wendy and Lucy.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Quinn Shephard, writer/director/star of Blame
How the actress-turned-filmmaker made her feature directorial debut at the age of 20.


A video worth watching

Tiffany Haddish’s award-worthy award acceptance speech (via Allison Willmore/Facebook)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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