A new month, a new batch of movies we’re excited to see. So while you jot down your own list of must-sees for March, here are some more interesting reads from the film world this past week.

Good Reads for the week of March 2, 2015

9 Tips for Getting the Best Performances in Micro-Budget Features (via Josh Goshorn for Indiewire)
SAGindie can help you hire actors, but read this if you want tips on actually directing them.

Why Hollywood Refuses to Embrace Diversity – Even Though It Makes More Money (via Sophie Kleeman for Mic)
Some hard truth backed by hard numbers.

How Each State Is Trying to Win Hollywood’s Business (via Rebecca Sun & Rebecca Ford for The Hollywood Reporter)
Find out which state has the best production incentives for your film.

There’s no universal “right age” for Aliens, or any other movie (via Tasha Robinson for The Dissolve)
Tasha Robinson does it again. A discussion on age-limits for movie-watching.

Put Your Film in the Green and Save the Environment, Too (via Elle Matthews for MovieMaker Magazine)
Make your movie, hippies!

How The Director of American History X Sabotaged Himself Out Of Hollywood (via Dariel Figueroa for Uproxx)
Be nice to people, ya’ll.

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

Filmmaker Interview: Riley Stearns, writer/director of Faults
The first-time feature director talks about casting his lead, researching cults, and critiquing other filmmakers’ works.

Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2015 – Week 5 – Justin Simien: Storytelling Across Platforms
The series closes out with the Dear White People creator talking about the journey from Twitter to screen and beyond.

A video worth watching

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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