We have a long weekend ahead of us, what with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day arriving on Monday. So that should give you extra time to read up on these various news articles about the film industry!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of January 8, 2018)

This dialect coach taught 3 Golden Globe winners their accents (via Jonathan Shifflett for The Frame)
The woman who gave Andrew Garfield his twang, Frances McDormand her “you betcha,” and Margot Robbie her Tonya-speak.

Lessons on Making Music for Film (via Art & Science)
Composer talk from a recent Academy event.

How Netflix Saved The Taking of Deborah Logan (via Michael Gingold for Birth. Movies. Death.)
How a director’s career was boosted after his movie left theaters.

A Recipe For Distribution: Five Ingredients of a New Formula For Your Indie’s Release Strategy (via Mia Bruno for MovieMaker Magazine)
Distribution rules to live by.

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017 (via Directors Guild of America)
The directors vying for the DGA’s top film prizes.


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

SAGindie’s Sundance 2018 Movie Picks
The films we’re excited to see when we return to Park City next week.


A video worth watching

Yes, Oprah’s Golden Globes speech went more viral, but the Spirit Awards Brunch had some speeches of their own! (via Film Independent)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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