SAGindie is going to Sundance!

Okay, we’re actually already at Sundance. And you already knew that because you follow us, right? We’ll have a full recap of the festival next week when we get back down from the mountains. In the meantime, we’ve still found time to collect some of the week’s most interesting reads for filmmakers and actors. We hope you enjoy, regardless of what elevation you’re at.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 16, 2017)

Sundance: From Wannabe to Wow – It Actually Happened! (via Gotham Chandna for The Huffington Post)
Swiss Army Man producer Miranda Bailey on her career trajectory vis-à-vis Sundance.

What Netflix Streaming Looked Like When It Launched 10 Years Ago (via Matt Patches for Thrillist)
Flashing back to the pre-“And Chill” days of Netflix.

How To Find Movie Investors (via Jason Brubaker for Filmmaking Stuff)
Simple yet vital advice on gettin’ that money.

29 Brilliant Short Films You Can Watch In 29 Minutes (via Dan Dalton for BuzzFeed)
Can’t make it to a Sundance Shorts program? Program your own short film block.

9 Movie Critics on the Movie Reviews They Got Wrong (via Corey Atad for Esquire)
Hindsight is 20/20, even for film critics.

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017 (via Maggie Gottlieb and Julie Pearson for MovieMaker Magazine)
From LaLa Land to SaVa Land (that’s what people call Savannah, right?).

Hits & Misses: The Theatrical Performance of the Sundance Class of ’16 (via Anthony Kaufman for Filmmaker Magazine)
Revisiting how last year’s Park City hits fared at the box office.


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

IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs 2017 – Seeking Submissions
A unique mentorship opportunity for first-time filmmakers.


A video worth watching

Sundance is this week. Maybe next year we’ll sponsor the Men’s Film Festival? (via Portlandia on IFC)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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