We’re back with links to some of this week’s must-read articles on the film industry. So whether you’re a filmmaker, actor, or general movie aficionado, click away and get to reading.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 5, 2017)

A Town of Abandoned Movie Theatres (via Eric Hatch for TIFF)
The legacy of John Waters and the evolving film community of Baltimore.

How Cryptocurrency Could Change Filmmaking (via Stephen Koepp for The Bridge)
Budgeting with bitcoin.

Indie Filmmaker Spills the Beans: How I Raised $150K for My 1st Movie and Never Saw a Dime Back (via Joe McClean for The Wrap)
The dollars and cents of an indie film’s VOD life cycle.

Building History from Cinematic Trash (via Mark Hay for The Awl)
The Connecticut-based company saving B-movies from extinction.

Jay Duplass: My Onscreen Transgender Romance Changed My Life (via Jay Duplass for The Hollywood Reporter)
How acting on Transparent has made the filmmaker/producer’s work more inclusive.

Trailers Before Trailers: Inside One of Hollywood’s Biggest Trends and How It Might Evolve (via Ben Pearson for /Film)
Our short attention spans have really gotten out of– Ooh, Safety Not Guaranteed, we loved that movie!

How Safety Not Guaranteed Secretly Influenced the Next Five Years of Film (via Kevin Lincoln for Vulture)
The low-budget sci-fi/comedy has a bigger legacy than you’d think.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Doug Archibald and Kristin Archibald of I Love You Both
We interviewed the brother-sister screenwriting team who co-star in the new dramedy about twins who fall for the same guy.

When Indie Films Become Musicals
With the Tony Awards this weekend, we looked at Hairspray, The Producers, and other beloved musicals that started life as indie films.

Nerds Rule! An Interview with Napoleon Dynamite actor Jon Heder
From the indieBlog Archive: Napoleon himself talked to us about making the now-iconic film (which turns 13 on June 11!).


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

When movie characters say movie titles. In movies. (via Roman Holiday)

Title Drops from Roman Holiday on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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