We have returned from Sundance – older and wiser – to deliver another week’s worth of reading material for the film industry-obsessed. Stay tuned for our full Sundance ’18 recap next week!
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 22, 2018)
After #OscarsSoWhite, Hispanics Seek Their Hollywood Moment (via Brooks Barnes for The New York Times)
A call for expanding Latinx representation.
Virtual Reality Is Officially Immersed In The Film World. Now What? (via Angela Watercutter for Wired)
VR is now a staple of fests like Sundance. Can it cross over?
‘Ever heard of a woman cameraman?’: why female cinematographers get overlooked (via Pamela Hutchinson for The Guardian)
Rachel Morrison has become the first woman ever nominated for a cinematography Oscar.
The Many Acts of Keith Gordon (via David Obuchowski for Longreads)
How a teen actor transitioned into directing.
Steven Soderbergh Says He’s Done Directing Studio Movies and Wants to Only Shoot on iPhones (via Eric Kohn for IndieWire)
The “retired” filmmaker on the next phase of his career.
How Danny McBride helped a 26-year veteran assistant director finally get his first shot in the director’s chair (via Jason Guerassio for Business Insider)
One filmmaker’s quarter-century-long journey from PA to AD to director.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Photos: 21st Annual SAGindie Actors Only Brunch at Sundance
Hosted by Rafael Casal, Raúl Castillo, Josephine Decker, Daveed Diggs, Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick, Garrett Hedlund, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Dorian Missick, and Haley Joel Osment.
Photos: 21st Annual SAGindie Filmmakers Luncheon at Sundance
Hosted by Hannah Fidell, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Anna Margaret Hollyman, and Jeremiah Zagar.
A video worth watching
A new trend in movie trailers? (via @laterchalamet)
I now present to you, the Lady Bird trailer, but I scream every word… pic.twitter.com/4W0BfwTZz9
— toni ▽ (@laterchalamet) January 26, 2018
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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