We get it, you’ll be spending Saturday celebrating your (or someone you know’s) Irish heritage. But this weekend also has a Sunday, which you can use to nurse your Saint Patrick’s Day Guinness hangovers while reading entertainment industry news. Cheers!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 12, 2018)

How Sharon Stone Won a Rom-Com Leading Role Written for a 25-Year-Old (via Julie Miller for Vanity Fair)
Ageism shmageism!

How Grand Illusion Became a Big Player in Seattle’s Cinema Scene (via Charles Mudede for The Stranger)
Inside a Pacific Northwest art house theater’s renaissance.

Amazon’s internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed (via Jeffrey Dastin for Reuters)
A peek inside the company’s secret streaming numbers.

Moms-in-Film Finds Parenting Solutions for Industry Workers With Long Hours (via Valentina I. Valentini for Variety)
Boom Operator with a baby? This group has your back.

You can direct a movie while pregnant. But Hollywood’s not going to make it easy. (via Jane Borden for The Washington Post)
Working on-set before the baby actually arrives? Here’s how some female filmmakers survived it.

Creative Distribution Fellowship: Case Study – Columbus (via Jess Fuselier for Sundance Institute)
An extremely informative lesson on the release strategy behind the Spirit Award-nominated film.


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

SXSW 2018 Recap
Highlights from our return trip to Austin.

Filmmaker Interview: Rachel Israel, writer/director of Keep the Change
Casting outside the box on this atypical rom-com.


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Because we could all use a chuckle on Saint Patrick’s Day, here’s Tom Cruise being Irish. (via MovieClips)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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