While you’re celebrating Dad this weekend for Father’s Day, give him the gift he’ll really love: A list of informative and entertaining online articles about filmmaking. You’ll truly be his favorite kid now!
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 10, 2019)
Coming Home: The Story Behind The Last Black Man in San Francisco (via David Fear for Rolling Stone)
How childhood friends made a Sundance hit that celebrates their home city.
Effective Indie Film Poster Design from the Experts (via John Godfrey for Film Independent)
In a vast sea of floating heads and bad PhotoShop, here’s how to make your movie poster stand out.
How Do You Choreograph a Good Queer Sex Scene? 6 TV Creators and Filmmakers Explain. (via Rachel Handler for Vulture)
Bringing a queer perspective to on-set “intimacy coordinating.”
The warrior critic: in praise of Pauline Kael (via David Thompson, Peter Bradshaw, Pamela Hutchinson, and Ryan Gilbey for The Guardian)
Celebrating the legendary film critic for what would be her 100th birthday.
How a Small Streaming Service With Big Ambitions Saved a Little-Seen Claire Denis Film (via Kate Erbland for IndieWire)
Inside the relaunch of Le Cinéma Club.
Breaking and Enterting, Part Two: A Map To Finding Feature Funding (via Natalia Leite for MovieMaker Magazine)
A follow-up to Leite’s previous piece about making it as a filmmaker.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Filmmaker Interview: Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, writer/directors of Plus One
Find out how a filmmaking team made a huge ensemble rom-com that takes place over the course of ten weddings.
Produced By Conference L.A. 2019 Highlights
Dispatch from the annual Producers Guild of America conference.
Industry Interview: actor/filmmaker/distributor Miranda Bailey
We talked with the woman behind Being Frank, Cold Iron Pictures, The Film Arcade, and CherryPicks about the many hats she wears in the indie film world.
Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:
- Being Frank (The Film Arcade)
- The Dead Don’t Die (Focus Features)
- Men in Black: International (Columbia Pictures)
- Murder Mystery (Netflix)
- Plus One (RLJE Films)
- Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Netflix)
- Shaft (Warner Bros./New Line Cinema)
A video worth watching
An enlightening look at what happens when you don’t have a gaffer (via Vanity Fair)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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