A simple recap of this week: Awards, awards, kudos, outrage, awards, kudos, tears, awards. Did we miss anything? Just in case, we’ve gathered some interesting reads regarding the happenings in the film world below. Mull over your Oscar picks and get to reading!

Good Reads for the week of January 12, 2015

Academy, Producers Guild deny producer credit to two credited producers of Boyhood (via Nathan Rabin for The Dissolve)
A little breakdown on who exactly is considered a “producer” during awards season.

Producing Your First Feature? 5 Insights That Won’t Lead Your Far Wrong… (via Alex Lightman for Truly Free Film)
Lessons of a first-time filmmaker.

The Return of W. De Rijk (via Steven Soderbergh for Extension 765)
Steven Soderbegh cut his own version of 2001: A Space Odyssey and posted it online? Sure, why not?

Inhabiting Wes Anderson’s Universe (via Penelope Green for The New York Times)
An interview with Anderson aficionado Matt Zoller Seitz on all things bow-ties and corduroy.

Sundance Infographic 2015: Dollars and Distribution (via Adam Leipzig for Cultural Weekly)
Do you love indie films AND statistics? Take a gander at these numbers.


A video worth watching

Did you see Matthew McConaughey’s audition tape for Dazed and Confused? It’d be a lot cooler if you did.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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