As we say goodbye to June, we say hello to a new crop of filmmaking-related news stories! Stay cool (both physically and socially) with this week’s good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 26, 2017)

It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis (via Anne Thompson for IndieWire)
The filmmaking family dynasty behind Paris Can Wait and The Beguiled (oh, and The Godfather too).

Reflections from a First-Time Director After Shooting All These Small Moments (via Melissa B. Miller-Costanzo for Filmmaker Magazine)
The art department coordinator-turned-filmmaker talks about shooting her debut feature in 18 days.

Vimeo Decides To End Plans For SVOD Service (via Sam Gutelle for Tubefilter)
Apparently going head-to-head with Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu wasn’t in the cards for Vimeo.

Even in a Post-Moonlight World, It’s Nearly Impossible to Get a Gay Movie Made (via Nick Romano for Vanity Fair)
LGBTQ filmmakers talk about the difficulties they face getting their stories to the screen.

Lena Waithe Is What The Future Of Hollywood Looks Like (via Tomi Obaro for BuzzFeed)
The multihyphenate actor-writer-director-producer’s rise, from production assistant to breakout star.

Tony Revolori on Letting Go in the Audition Room, Spider-Man: Homecoming, & Wes Anderson (via Jenna Marotta for Backstage)
From The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope to Marvel villain in the making.


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

SAGindie and Stowe Story Labs Partner for SAGindie Fellowship
Learn about this new opportunity for filmmakers of color.

Art for Entertainment’s Sake: An interview with Me and You and Everyone We Know writer/director Miranda July
From the indieBlog Archive: The creative mind behind the quirky ’05 Sundance hit.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The Duplass Brothers want to finance the film shooting in your hometown (via IndieWire)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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