With OutFest in full swing this week, we’ll be getting into the mix on Saturday afternoon, co-sponsoring SAG-AFTRA’S Transgender Hollywood Panel at the DGA. If you can’t make it out to see us you can still appreciate the fruits of our labor by taking a gander at our collection of this week’s best entertainment industry-related writing.

Good Reads for the week of July 13, 2015

Is Netflix the New Indie Film Champ? (via Briana Rodriguez for Backstage)
A look at Netflix’s newly-announced slate of indie film releases.

The Judy Greer effect: Why a ridiculously talented actress gets stuck with so many thankless roles
(via Scott Meslow for The Week)
Attention, filmmakers: Send Judy Greer your female-driven screenplays! (Or don’t, that might be presumptuous.)

Nine Answers for Anxious Film Investors (via Gill Holland and Tim Kirkman for Filmmaker Magazine)
Some tips on how to put an uncertain financier’s mind at ease.

Kids: The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties (via Eric Hynes for Rolling Stone)
Shame they couldn’t get in touch with the “I have no legs” guy.

Amazon Enlists Spike Lee To Get New Original Movies Division Off The Ground (via Matthew Eng for Tribeca)
Amazon sees Netflix’s Duplass Brothers and raises them a Spike Lee.

Go Big (Screen) or Go Home (Video) (via Terry Huang for The Black List Blog)
Breaking down the value in a theatrical vs. VOD release (with graphs and charts!)


New Releases

Movies from our list of July Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

CGI is a privilege, not a right!

The Worst Movie Special Effects Ever Compilation by worldwideinterweb

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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