Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! If you find time between your green-beer-drinking hijinks this weekend, why not take a gander through this list of film industry news and advice that may prove useful to any sober(ish) actors and filmmakers out there.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 13, 2017)

Are Black Brits Black Enough to Play Black Americans? (via K. Austin Collins for The Ringer)
Why so many Black British actors find more on-screen opportunities in the U.S.

Alternate Routes: Becoming a Produced Screenwriter Through Self-Distribution (via Marty Lang for Script)
How screenwriters can stay hands-on through the distribution process.

5 tips for making a great web series, according to the Emmy-nominated Her Story (via Todd VanDerWerff for Vox)
Laura Zak and Kate Fisher talk pulling off a great new media series.

Why Women Really Make Less Money in Hollywood (and How to Fight Back) (via Gavin Polone for The Hollywood Reporter)
A former agent (and current producer) on the pay gap and negotiating power.

Why A “New” Orson Welles Movie Coming To Netflix Is A Big Deal (via Maccabee Montandon for Fast Company)
Three decades after his death, the iconic actor/filmmaker enters the streaming landscape.

Seven Influential Filmmakers Whose Careers Were Launched By Federal Funds (via Matt Miller for Esquire)
Why as a filmmaker you should probably care that the NEA might be defunded.

The Not-So-Secret Life of Terrence Malick (via Eric Benson for Texas Monthly)
The most elusive director of recent memory comes out of hiding.


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

SXSW 2017 Recap
Award winners, a career retrospective with Melanie Lynskey, and more Austin festival fun.


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

American Beauty 2: The most beautiful thing in the world Strikes Back (via Short of the Week)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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