It’s June, which means it’s Pride Month. So if you’re not too busy this weekend catching up on all the formative LGBTQ films (Rotten Tomatoes even listed the 200 greatest to help you out), take some time to read up on this week’s filmmaking industry news.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 3, 2019)

Jarmusch Season (via David Hudson for The Criterion Collection)
A brief career retrospective of Jim Jarmusch, from his early no-budget days to his new Bill Murrray zombie comedy.

The Inside Story of the Local Florist Feuding With the New Sofia Coppola Movie (via Nate Jones for Vulture)
Make nice with the neighbors!

Following (and Christopher Nolan’s Sleight-of-Hand Filmmaking) Turn 20 (via Kenneth Lowe for Paste Magazine)
Looking back on the indie that launched the 21st Century’s biggest director.

Indie Filmmakers Beware of Scam Film Festivals (via Claire J. Harris for The Startup)
One filmmakers not-so-winning experience at an international film fest.

How to Build A Super-Bright DIY LED Balloon Light (via Todd Blankenship for ShutterStock)
A crafting project for the handy gaffers out there.

The States Making a Play in the Case of a Hollywood Georgia Exodus (via Yohana Desta for Vanity Fair)
Where will the next production hub be?

UPDATED to include:
Meet Tilane Jones, Ava DuVernay’s Right-Hand Woman (via Brittney Oliver for Essence)
How Array’s VP helps get the job done.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Now that we can bring actors back from the dead, how realistic do they look? (via Corridor Crew)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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