Happy Good Friday/Passover! And Spring Break/Easter Weekend! Or unspecial-weekend-where-you-don’t-plan-on-celebrating-anything-except-a-week’s-worth-of-entertainment-industry-good-reads!
(We’ve got you all covered.)
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 26, 2018)
Faith films challenge Hollywood at box office (via Edward Helmore for The Guardian)
A Christian-themed film rises again (to the top of the box office).
How John Cassavetees’ Faces broke new ground for indie filmmaking (via Oliver Lunn for BFI)
Celebrating an iconic indie on its 50th anniversary.
What It’s Like To Be A Working Actress – But Not A Celebrity (via Kahtryn Lindsay for Refinery29)
A day in the life of a thespian.
Q&A: Producers of Roxanne Roxanne on the Battle That is Making Black Films in Hollywood (via Ayana Byrd for ColorLines)
How Mimi Valdés and Nina Yang Bongiovi have committed to telling diverse stories.
Scriptnotes: The One with the Indie Producer (via JohnAugust.com)
So this is more of a good listen as opposed to a good read, but the point is that it’s good.
Facebook Was Vital For Indie Filmmakers. Now Their Followers Are Held Hostage, and the Ransom Keeps Changing (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
How audience-building on Facebook has gotten more and more difficult (and expensive).
On The Representation Of Disabled Women In Cinema (via Kristen Lopez for RogerEbert.com)
Looking beyond the “pretty and damaged” trope.
Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:
- Gemini (Neon)
- Outside In (The Orchard)
- Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)
A video worth watching
How to make a Wes Anderson soundtrack – with just a stock-music library! (via Vulture)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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