We are officially into summer now – and much of the country is in the heat wave to prove it – which means more time in the air conditioning reading film-related articles from the past week.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 18, 2018)

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2018 (via Maddy Kadish for The Independent)
Learn about film’s next big things.

Sundance Institute Announces 2018 Creative Distribution Fellowship Films (via Sundance Institute)
The next contenders for Sundance’s extremely educational distribution case studies (and if you haven’t read the one for Columbus yet, do it!).

‘There was a lot of panic’ – behind the first movies to tackle the AIDS crisis (via Benjamin Lee for The Guardian)
The early indie films that went there, from Buddies to Parting Glances.

I Stop Celebrities From Blowing Their Money (via Kristin Lee for The Cut)
We at SAGindie will tell you how much you have to pay your actors. This article will tell actors how to not spend all their money.

How Sorry to Bother You and Madeline’s Madeline are pushing independent filmmaking forward (via Max Cea for Mic)
From the front lines of BAMCinemaFest.

The real reason we need more diversity in film criticism (via Alissa Wilkinson for Vox)
How representation affects film criticism and the culture at large.

How Award Winning Director Created An Inclusive Platform To Empower Women In Hollywood (via Cheryl Robinson for Forbes)
A look at the creation of Jen McGowan’s Film Powered.


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

SAGindie and Stowe Story Labs Partner for SAGindie Fellowship
Announcing our second annual SAGindie Fellowship!


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

This was a rough week. Lighten your mood with some (movie-themed) dancing! (via CLS Videos)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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