Yes, it’s officially spring, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend your entire weekend outdoors frolicking in whatever blooming flowers you might be able to find (ya know, unless it’s still snowing where you live). Feel free to stay inside and read up on some film industry articles from the past week!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 18, 2019)

Apple’s Big Spending Plan to Challenge Netflix Takes Shape (via John Koblin for The New York Times)
The new big name in streaming is making announcements. (Perhaps you’ve heard of them? They make phones.)

Film Crew Positions And Why All Jobs on a Movie Set Matter (via George Edelman for No Film School)
Film Crew 101.

Mind Games and Broken Hearts: Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry on Making Eternal Sunshine (via Yohana Desta for Vanity Fair)
Trying to remember the indie sci-fi romance on its 15th anniversary.

Disney Purchase of Fox Ushers in Age of Media Giants (via Brent Lang for Variety)
The week the Mouse ate the Fox. (We are definitely not the first ones to use that cute/vicious animal metaphor.)

Blood And Guts And Quentin And Mom And Me (via Fran Hoepfner for Bright Wall/Dark Room)
A mother-daughter bonding moment watching… Pulp Fiction?

Moviemaker Melee: Joel Potrykus and Nathan Silver Debate the Pros of Cons of Big City and Small Town Moviemaking (via Joel Potrykus and Nathan Silver for MovieMaker Magazine)
Move to NYC? Remain in Michigan? Give L.A. a shot? A directorial debate for the ages!


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

Industry Interview: Nic Novicki, founder/director of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Learn about filmmaking competition that’s increasing visability for actors and filmmakers with disabilities.


A video worth watching

Ugh, sorry but apparently you still need to know math even if you’re a filmmaker (via Indy Mogul)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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