This week we have returned to the Sundance Film Festival (see our 2016 festival preview here) for another week of film screenings, networking, parties, and snow. But if you think that means we’re slacking off and not keeping an eye out for the best film industry news, you’re wrong. We’ve collected a handy list below of some of the most interesting blogs, articles, interviews, and more from the week.
Now leave us alone so we can go back to skiing with celebrities.
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 18, 2016)
Lili Taylor Talks American Crime, Independent Film in the 90s, and Birding (via Scott Neumyer for Broadly)
The indie darling discusses the difference between filmmaking in the ’90s versus today.
We’re All Pirates (via Corey Atad for Movie Mezzanine)
Filmmakers and journalists take a deep dive into the effects of movie piracy.
How “Bayghazi” Confounded Box Office Expectations – By Tanking (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
Did the perception of being a political pawn doom Michael Bay’s latest movie?
By mostly snubbing Carol, the Oscars continue to exclude queer cinema (via Nico Lang for The A.V. Club)
Oscars may be #SoWhite, but where do they stand on LGBTQ issues? (Not good, unless your gay character dies.)
Hits & Misses: How Seven Films from Sundance 2015 Performed
(via Anthony Kaufman for Filmmaker Magazine)
Flashback Friday to see what happened to last year’s biggest Sundance acquisitions.
Forget Hollywood: Vimeo Will Just Fund Female Filmmakers Itself (via Angela Watercutter for Wired)
The newest initiative to increase gender parity in the film world.
A video worth watching
A NSFW – unless SAGindie is your work – history of swearing in movies (via Movie Munchies)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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