This weekend brings us not only the Los Angeles Film Festival (and the SAGindie Actors Coffee Talks that comes with it), but also Father’s Day! Be a pal and take your dad to an indie movie. Once he’s hooked on indie film and all that encompasses the industry, show him this helpful reading list to get him even more well-versed. He’ll be so proud of you.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 12, 2017)

A Massive List of Summer 2017 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
It’s all right there in the link title, really.

‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook’s commitment to original programming (via Sahil Patel for Digiday)
Maybe your mom’s favorite social media platform isn’t ready for the new media landscape.

Congratulations, You Got Accepted! Now What? Producer Jared Ian Goldman’s 10 Steps For Festival Premiere Prep (via Jared Ian Goldman for MovieMaker Magazine)
How to make the most of your film festival screening.

In Her Shoes: Finding Feminism, Cynicism, and Geena Davis At A Walmart Soda Counter In Arkansas (via Amy Nicholson for MTV News)
A report from the feminist film festival sponsored by… Walmart?

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017 (via Maddy Kadish for The Independent)
Will these folks be the next big thing in moviemaking?

The Modern Filmmaker’s Guide to Mega Big-Time Success! (and Curbed Expectations) (via Clay Liford for The Talkhouse)
How to navigate the fest and distribution landscape as a filmmaking newbie.

This 58-page Orson Welles memo should be every director’s handbook (via Chris Owen for Little White Lies)
The Touch of Evil filmmaker wasn’t going to be quiet about the studio recutting his movie.


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

The Mother of All Road Trips: An Interview with Transamerica writer/director Duncan Tucker
From the indieBlog Archive: Talking with the filmmaker behind 2005’s Oscar-nominated transgender-family-road-trip-indie hit, Transamerica.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Supercut: The Worst Movie Dads Ever (via Flavorwire)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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