SAGindie is headed to SXSW this weekend, but whether you’re partaking in Austin-based movie/music/tech activities or not, you can still enjoy some highlights from the week’s film industry journalism. Yeehaw!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 4, 2019)

How do film budgets change as they grow? (via Stephen Follows)
Tracking how a movie changes as it gets more expensive.

In the battle of Spielberg vs. Netflix’s Oscar ambitions, who stands to win or lose? (via Piya Sinha-Roy for Entertainment Weekly)
Breaking down the big industry battle from this week.

Reality Bites Captured Gen X With Perfect Irony (via Soraya Roberts for The Atlantic)
How a 20-year-old screenwriter sold her anti-selling-out movie to a major studio. (Isn’t it ironic?)

Robert Rodriguez on Advice From James Cameron and How Alita: Battle Angel Brought Him Back to His Roots (via Eric Kohn for IndieWire)
Rodriguez on his recent return from blockbusters to indies.

The Great Star Wars Heist (via Alexander Huls for Popular Mechanics)
A true crime toy story.

Kathryn Bostic On Being The First African-American Female Composer To Join The Academy (via Chaz Ebert for
A profile on composer (and friend of SAGindie Movies & Music!) Kathryn Bostic.

A Writer Director Responds to the Article “Disclosed” | A Brutally Candid Account of Indie Filmmaking (via Matt Szymanowski for Filmmaker Magazine)
On love, stress, relationships, sacrifice, and loneliness in filmmaking.

Sex, Drugs, and Prestige TV: How Culture Came Around to Gregg Araki (via Scott Tobias for The Ringer)
The “new queer cinema” icon finally makes it to cable television.


A video worth watching

It’s International Women’s Day! And Women’s History Month! Let’s hear from some of the women revolutionizing Hollywood! (via Marie Claire)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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