If you were paying attention to any movie-related news from the past week, much of it was likely Comic-Con/Marvel/Disney related. But things weren’t happening just on the mega-budget scale! We’ve collected a few of the more indie-minded stories from the week to help give you a little balance in your industry news intake.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of July 22, 2019)

Tarantinoesque: The Making of the Last Great Celebrity Director (via Brian Raftery for The Ringer)
Looking back on how Quentin Tarantino went from newby indie filmmaker to full-on media personality.

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2019 (via Ryan Stewart for MovieMaker Magazine)
Are you going to the cool fests this year?

The 50 Best Movie Performances of the Decade (via IndieWire)
Did your favorites make the list?

Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema (via Bilge Ebiri for Vulture)
Filmmakers vs. default television picture settings.

Forging Female Identity (via Rebecca Miller for The Criterion Collection)
The director of Angela, Personal Velocity, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose looks back on female representation in her first three films.

The self-taught filmmaking family shaking up the horror genre (via Justine Smith for Little White Lies)
Some family road trips involve landmarks and tourist traps. For the Adams family, it involves DIY indie film production.

UPDATED to include:
Back-ting (via Sheila O’Malley for Film Comment)
Examining the art of acting with your back to the camera.


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

SAGindie on the SAG-AFTRA Podcast
SAG-AFTRA’s newest podcast episode is all about us.


New Releases

Movies from our July Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

SAG-AFTRA announced this week their collaboration with intimacy coordinators. So what do intimacy coordinators do? (via ABC News)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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