Welcome to June, everybody. Like good movie people, we made sure to share our June movie picks – feel free to argue with our opinions, but we feel pretty good about them. We’ve also collected some great film articles, blogs, and essays for you to enjoy this weekend. Don’t say we never did anything for you.

Good Reads for the week of June 1, 2015

“This is Not a Keynote”: Amy Dotson’s SIFF Catalyst Speech (via Amy Dotson for Filmmaker Magazine)
A re-print of IFP Deputy Director Amy Dotson’s impassioned non-keynote at the Seattle Film Fest.

Your Best Color: The Indie Director’s Guide to Color Correction (via May Zhang for MovieMaker Magazine)
These tips oughtta brighten up your day. Get it?

How 54: The Director’s Cut Was Resurrected From 1998 Disaster to New Gay Cult Classic
(via Ryan Lattanzio for Thompson on Hollywood)
A late-’90s Miramax flop has been re-cut and is being re-appreciated on the film fest circuit.

Is a bad original film better than an okay sequel? (via Darren Franich for Entertainment Weekly)
The old original vs. franchise debate.

Now, It’s Personal: The Epic, Inside Drama Behind the New Hollywood Agency Wars
(via Kim Masters and Stephen Galloway for The Hollywood Reporter)
Hollywood’s own Ocean’s Eleven (but instead of stealing money, they’re stealing actors!).

The Evolution of Distribution: A Conversation with Mia Bruno from Seed&Spark (via Film + Music)
Bruno talks crowdfunding, VOD pay models, and more.


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

Notice to Low Budget Producers
Get the facts on the new SAG-AFTRA rates and budget thresholds taking effect July 1.

Produced By Conference L.A. 2015 Highlights
See what Kevin Smith, Reese Witherspoon, and more had to say about producing.


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