Tell your dad Happy Father’s Day this weekend, and – if he’s finally forgiven you for going to film school instead of studying to be an engineer – tell him about all the film industry things you learned this week from SAGindie’s Good Reads!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 11, 2018)

Why I Am Hopeful: Programmer Eric Allen Hatch on the Future of Arthouse Programming (via Eric Allen Hatch for Filmmaker Magazine)
Some welcome word of optimism in the arthouse film space.

Once sidelined, romantic comedies rise again this summer (via Lindsey Bahr for The Associated Press)
Are audiences ready for the return of the rom-com?

Can Hollywood Kill the Casting Couch? (via David Sims for The Atlantic)
A new SAG-AFTRA deal that could make auditions safer.

Time Warner/AT&T Merger: Hollywood Success Now Means Survival of the Biggest (via Michael Schneider for IndieWire)
The monopolization of the movie industry continues.

Lea Thompson on Directing (and Learning From) Her Daughters, Madelyn and Zoey Deutch (via Alan Scherstuhl for The Village Voice)
The actress-turned-filmmaker on working with her screenwriter and actress daughters.

How Rap Superstar Future Became a Movie Producer (via Chris Lee for Vulture)
How taking on a producer credit helped form the SuperFly soundtrack (and even recrafted some scenes).

Navigating Post-Grad Life: The Geography of Choices (via Lauren Hendrson for Dear Producer)
Recent film school grads discuss their imminent career plans.

UPDATED to include:
At 95, Al Milgrom Is ‘The World’s Oldest Emerging Fimmaker’ (via David Roth for Twin Cities PBS)
It’s never too late to get back in the filmmaking scene.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Brie Larson’s Crystal + Lucy Awards speech about underrepresented voices in film criticism – which is already yielding results (via Variety)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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