As you celebrate the dawn of a new July this weekend, look back with fondness on the previous week’s worth of filmmaking-related articles. Read them at your leisure!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 25, 2018)

7 Deadly Sins of Self Distribution (via Elliot Grove for Raindance)
How greed, lust, or anger can torpedo your film release.

The Five Tenents of Courting a Producer (via Steven J. Berger for Dear Producer)
One of the ultimate questions for aspiring filmmakers: How do you find a producer?

4 Tips To Increase Your Crew’s Creativity And Productivity (via Ryan Ayers for ProductionHub)
How to get the most from your collaborators.

Chained for Life Defaces Traditional Depictions of Disfigurement (via Rich Juzwiak for The Muse)
An interview with the filmmaker and actors of a film that puts disfigurement into the spotlight.

Independent Movie Theaters Can Survive The Rise Of Streaming (via Meg Shields for Film School Rejects)
How the resurgence of independent bookstores may hint that art house theaters will be okay.

What Does Fear Sound Like? (via Jordan Crucchiola for Vulture)
Composers of recent indie horror hits talk about how to craft music for scary movies.


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

SAGindie’s July ’18 Movie Picks
A new month is upon us – see the movie releases we’re most excited for.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Happy National Camera Day! How about a visual history of the motion picture camera? (via Digg)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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