In between all the Guinness-drinking, potato-eating, and leprechaun-catching we’ll be getting into this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, we also will take the time to read up on the week’s best filmmaking-related internet reads. Keep yourself busy with a wee bit o’ readin’ below!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 11, 2019)

Hollywood writers amp up their fight against their industry’s rising inequality (via Nicole LaPorte for Fast Company)
Why writers are going head-to-head with their agents.

Black Actresses Are Calling Out Hollywood for Making Them Do Their Own Hair (via Taylor Hosking for Vice)
So you’ve diversified your cast… now try diversifying your hair and makeup team too!

A Christian Film Fest in Bakersfield Is Churning Out the Next Gen of Faithful Filmmakers (via Thomas Harlander for Los Angeles Magazine)
Adding a filmmaking component to youth ministry.

Congrats On Your Viral Music Video; Here’s A Thousand Bucks (via Joseph Bien-Kahn for The Outline)
How a generation of post-MTV music video directors are getting stiffed.

Heaven Can Wait: The Hidden Genius of Elaine May (via Lindsay Zoladz for The Ringer)
From her comedy partnership with Mike Nichols to surviving Ishtar, examining the career of the Oscar-nominated writer/director.

“A Real Director Should Be Absolute”: Lois Weber’s Prescient Thoughts On Filmmaking A Century Ago (via Richard Brody for The New Yorker)
She was one of the earliest women directors. She had some thoughts on the industry.


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

SXSW 2019 Recap
Award-winners, keynotes, and more highlights from South By Southwest.


A video worth watching

Red + White = Comedy, Yellow = Indie, and more color scheme lessons from the poster artist of Pulp Fiction and Girl, Interrupted (via Vanity Fair)


How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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