We rolled into August bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and fully educated on the week’s worth of film industry news, articles, and advice. Because we are generous, we’re sharing those links with you below. Take August by storm and get to reading!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of July 29, 2019)

Recommended Reading for Filmmakers and Creatives (via MusicBed)
Add some filmmaker-approved books to your summer reading list.

Finding the Best Short Film Ideas that Level Up Your Career (via Arnon Shorr for StudioBinder)
Are you making your short film for the right reasons?

How The Cover Song Conquered Movie Trailers (via Alex Pappademas for The New Yorker)
Thanks, The Social Network!

Hollywood Vampires: The Birth of Midnight Movies on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (via Tim Concannon for Mubi Notebook)
A three-party deep dive into the indie films and cult classics that took off in L.A. (and eventually found their way to a young kid named Steve Spielberg).

A History Of Women In Quentin Tarantino Movies (via Alison Willmore for BuzzFeed)
Revisiting Jackie Brown, Beatrix Kiddo, Sharon Tate, and more.

Here’s Why Mickey Rowe Thinks Autistic Actors Should Be Cast In More Roles (via Jessica Blank and Wendy Lu for HuffPost)
It’s possible! (See: Keep the Change)


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

SAGindie’s August ’19 Movie Picks
One more month of summer movies left! See which ones we picked.

Stowe Story Labs 2019 SAGindie Fellowship Finalists Announced
Congrats to this year’s finalists!


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Meet The Art of Self-Defense stunt coordinator Mindy Kelly, the first woman to lead all stunts on a feature film (via Access)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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