While we celebrated Independence Day this week on arguably the worst day of the week to have a holiday (who has holidays on Wednesdays?!), we nevertheless kept an eye on the blogs and news websites to curate some must-reads for filmmakers and actors and– ugghhh, it’s too hot to finish typing this. We’re going to the movies. Enjoy these links!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of July 2, 2018)

California’s Extended and Enlarged Film Production Credit Starting in 2020 (via Schuyler Moore for Forbes)
See if your next indie film can qualify for CA tax incentives.

The Cinema Rebel Who Launched Jennifer Lawrence Is Finally Back (via Melissa Leon for The Daily Beast)
Why filmmaker Debra Granik took an 8-year hiatus between Winter’s Bone and Leave No Trace.

Robby Müller, “Master of Light,” Dies at Seventy-Eight (via David Hudson for The Criterion Collection)
The legacy of Jim Jarmusch’s favorite cinematographer.

New AI Tells You If Your Screenplay Would Succeed as a Movie (via Julia Pimentel for Complex)
Sure it does…

You can pay with bitcoin to see this movie (via Sara Stewart for New York Post)
Taking meta marketing to the future!

Sorry to Bother You‘s Costume Designer Deirdra Govan’s Vintage Vision (via Bryan Abrams for The Credits)
Behind the wild costumes of the wildest movie of 2018.

Natural Born Producer – Indie Veteran Lynette Howell Taylor Takes Aim At The Heart of Hollywood (via Katie Grant for Produced By)
A producer’s journey from microbudgets to A Star Is Born.


New Releases

Movies from our July Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Can’t take a summer road trip across the U.S. this year? Enjoy this movie tour through America! (via Rotten Tomatoes)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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