A tough week, to say the least, with the passing of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard (among other celebrity deaths and global tragedies). But we still have to do our jobs, and that includes culling from the deep web to provide you with a list of worthwhile reads about the entertainment industry. Happy Easter. Happy (belated) Purim. And Happy reading.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 21, 2016)

“So… You’re An Actor?” (via Sean O’Connor for Stage 32)
How to navigate the waters of explaining your career to “regular” people.

One of Hollywood’s First Female Execs on Competition, Beauty, and Sexism (via Katie Kilkenny for Broadly)
A profile on the woman who helped shepherd Carrie, Rocky, and Apocalypse Now to the screen.

Listen and Learn: Five Essential Podcasts to Augment Your Movie Education
(via Nicole Malek for MovieMaker Magazine)
Get your earbuds ready.

Can Hollywood Stop Anti-Gay Georgia Law? (via Goldie Taylor for The Daily Beast)
A look at the statewide boycott coming from the movie industry’s heavy-hitters.

Short Films Take Flight at the Portland International Airport (via Paula Bernstein for Filmmaker Magazine)
Layovers just got a lot more entertaining.

Blue Velvet + Homecoming (via Violet Lucca for Film Comment)
Revisiting David Lynch’s suburban oddity on its 30th Anniversary.

Film Clickbait Is the Best Twitter Account for Pop Culture Nerds (via John Bonazzo for Observer)
You won’t believe what’s in this article!


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

SXSW 2016 Recap
Award winners, party recaps, and videos of speeches from the Duplass Brothers, Joe Swanberg, and more.


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Man arrested for not returning VHS rental 14 years ago (via WSOC-TV)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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