So you’re spending the first weekend of August lounging around in the air conditioning, reading up on the new SAG-AFTRA Short Project Agreement and you think to yourself, “Gee, I wish I had a list of interesting film-related journalism from the past week I could read.” Well, lucky you! Please, read on…


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of July 30, 2018)

Why Are So Many Wannabe Screenwriters Getting Scammed? (via Stephen Galloway for The Hollywood Reporter)
The “gurus” taking advantage of desperate scribes.

Reality Catches Up With MoviePass, And It Ain’t Pretty (via Brian Barrett for Wired)
It’s been a rocky week for the ticketing app (and its customers).

Augustine Frizzell Made Her Movie Never Goin’ Back Twice – Here’s Why (via Steven Cuevas for LAist)
If at first you don’t succeed, remake your own film! (Also welcome back, LAist!)

How indie darling Alex Ross Perry came to write Christopher Robin and what he loved and learned from the Disney process (via Gregory Wakeman for Metro)
From Queen of Earth to the Hundred Acre Wood.

The Value of the ‘Female Gaze’ in Film (via David Sims for The Atlantic)
Examining the work of female cinematographers.

Nicole Holofcener’s Human Comedies (via Ariel Levy for The New Yorker)
A deep dive into the life and career of the Walking and Talking and Enough Said filmmaker.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Jordana Spiro, director of Night Comes On
The actress/filmmaker talked to us about casting Dominique Fishback, scouting over 1,000 child actors, and the importance of rehearsal time.


New Releases

Movies from our August Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

How does Netflix make money? (via The Ringer)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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