In between all the footballing and commercialing and hot wings…ing this weekend, you may be looking for something else to do with your time. That’s why we’ve collected some of the week’s most read-worthy articles about the film industry.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 29, 2018)

Reese Witherspoon’s Second Act: Big-Time Producer (via John Koblin for The New York Times)
It only makes sense that Tracy Flick and Elle Woods would eventually become the boss.

Don Hertzfeldt Explains How to Go DIY and Still Make Money (via Beckett Mufson for Vice)
How an indie animator made it big with grassroots support.

5 Ways To Work Within A Limited Production Budget (via Jeff Becker for ProductionHub)
Don’t let your lack of money get you down.

The Most Daring Movies Made By Women May Not Be Coming To A Theater Near You (via Alison Willmore for BuzzFeed)
Sundance’s dearth of big-money sales in a year of female-led films.

Why Are Limited Release Movies Still A Distribution Method In 2018? (via Max Covill for Film School Rejects)
Is holding back on a wide release leading to more piracy for indie films?

Hollywood’s Grueling Hours & Drowsy-Driving Problem: Crew Members Speak Out Despite Threat To Careers (via Anita Busch for Deadline)
Is the 12-hour-plus production day an unsafe and outdated expectation?


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

Sundance 2018 Winners & Favorite Films
See the full list of award-winners of Sundance ’18 (plus our staff’s top movie picks).


A video worth watching

How I, Tonya put Margot Robbie’s head on a figure skater’s body – on an independent budget (via The Verge)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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