SAGindie is at Sundance! And while many industry eyes are paying attention to the Park City goings-ons, there was still some other stuff to learn about this week regarding filmmaking, acting, and general entertainment industry buzz.

So while we are enjoying a mountaintop weekend of movies and events, you enjoy this week’s good reads. (Unless you’re at Sundance too. Then, enjoy both the good reads and the mountaintop weekend of movies and events. Come say hi!)


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 15, 2018)

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2018: Big Cities and Small Cities and Towns (via Ryan Stewart for MovieMaker Magazine)
Filmmakers: Sell all your stuff, say goodbye to your family, and move to one of these places.

How Google Is Killing The Independent Movie Industry (via Cassian Elwes for Newsweek)
How the tech world and piracy are harming filmmakers.

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal’s 10-Year Journey to Get Sundance Opener Blindspotting to Big Screen (via Peter Debruge for Variety)
There are worse reasons to delay your movie than getting cast in Hamilton, right?

Sundance 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot This Year’s Narrative Films (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
The cinematography stats of Sundance ’18.

MoviePass Launches MoviePass Ventures: Subsidiary Will Co-Acquire Films With Distributors (via Anthony D’Alessandro for Deadline)
MoviePass jumps into the distribution game.

Here Are the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards Nominees (via Lena Grossman for Time)
The year’s best in LGBTQ representation on film.


A video worth watching

Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1992 Product Assistant Video Diary (h/t Filmmaker Magazine)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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