Happy July, everybody! As a new month passes and we get ready to celebrate with a long Independence Day weekend, take some time to appreciate one of the great things about America: The freedom for film-loving writers to publish their thoughts, advice, and analyses on the internet; and your God-given right as an American to read and enjoy those writings to your heart’s content.

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 27, 2016)

5 Ways to Save Time & Be Productive on Set (via Ryan Thompson for ProductionHUB)
Quit farting around and read these tips on how to quit farting around.

The Female Cinematographers of Neon Demon, Creed, and Dope Discuss Their Experiences in a Male-Dominated Field (via Kevin Lincoln for Vulture)
Three women talk about their careers behind the camera.

The Kids Are Alright: How YA Stars Have Become The Unlikely Saviors Of American Indie Film (via David Ehrlich for IndieWire)
How the Harry Potter and Twilight teens became indie film’s surest bets.

The Communal Magic Of Filmfront (via Indie Outlook)
Inside one of Chicago’s coolest cinema clubs.

‘The Whole Farting Idea Is From My Daniel’: Meet the Moms of the Creators of Swiss Army Man (via Bilge Ebiri for The Village Voice)
The women who shaped Daniels.

The essentials of making a masterful trailer (via Vimeo Video School)
Editing tips for creating the best preview possible.

What the academy’s new diverse class will mean for Oscar voting – will it change anything? (via Glenn Whipp for Los Angeles Times)
Oscars just got a little less #SoWhite (and #SoMale).

It’s Society’s Fault Drew Barrymore’s Not Seven Years Old Anymore, But Does It Make Her a Different Actress? (via Moze Halperin for Flavorwire)
Flavorwire brings the satiric heat on sexist/ageist thinkpieces about actress’ faces.

UPDATED to include:
Why Two Female Producers Decided to Make a Buddy Movie About Farts (via Miranda Bailey for IndieWire)
A peek inside the pitching and producing of a farting-boner-corpse classic.


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

SAGindie’s July Movie Picks
See the movies that are most likely to bring us out of the heat and into a movie theater this month.


New Releases

Movies from our July Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Happy 4th of July! (via Fandor Keyframe)

Films on the 4th of July from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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