While the Brexit logically dominated the news cycle this week, the film world trudged on. From bidding wars to new streaming services, the internet made sure to provide a distraction for those too movie-obsessed to read about inernational political and economic upheaval. Here are some of the week’s best…
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 20, 2016)
Green Room Director Remembers Anton Yelchin: ‘There’s Nothing More Valuable Than Good People’
(via Jeremy Saulnier for IndieWire)
A touching remembrance of Anton Yelchin from one of his directors.
Wiener-Dog and the Enigma of Todd Solondz (via Kenji Fujishima for Movie Mezzanine)
Analyzing the filmography of the oddball indie auteur.
Data Stories: Stephen Follows Reveals How the Film Business Really Works (via Clara Miranda Scherffig for Keyframe)
A noted film industry blogger gets blogged about.
BitTorrent Launches BitTorrent Now with Streaming Option for Creators (via Paula Bernstein for Filmmaker Magazine)
BitTorrent: Not just for stealing other peoples’ movies anymore!
A Shrink Reveals How to Win at Hollywood’s Real-Life Game of Thrones (via Phil Stutz for The Hollywood Reporter)
Learn how to play mindgames like the best moguls in the biz.
Inside the Hollywood Frenzy Around Jennifer Lawrence’s Theranos Movie (via Chris Lee for Vanity Fair)
This week we had ourselves a good old fashioned bidding war.
Brexit: Seven Likely Consequences for the British Film and TV Industry (via Leo Barraclough for Variety)
Everyone else is talking about it, so we should probably include it too. #Topical
Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (The Orchard)
- Independence Day: Resurgence (20th Century Fox)
- The Neon Demon (Broad Green Pictures/Amazon Studios)
- Nuts! (mTuckman Media/Amazon Studios)
- Swiss Army Man (A24)
A video worth watching
What emotion does the color scheme of your scene evoke? (via Lilly Mtz-Seara)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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