SXSW 2018 kicks off this weekend for another round of movies, tech, music, and Trade Show exhibiting (visit us at the Trade Show Booth 816). But the week in entertainment news marches on, so we’ve once again collected some of the past few days’ worth of good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 5, 2018)

This Is Why You Don’t See More Women Behind the Camera (via Emily Geraghty for Glamour)
A female DP talks about her experiences in the industry.

5 Resources That Will Assist You In Funding Your Short Film (via Nimisha Menon for Indie Shorts Mag)
Get that money and make that short.

What’s an Inclusion Rider? Let the Professor Who Helped Invent the Concept Explain (via Rebecca Keegan for Vanity Fair)
This is what Frances McDormand was talking about at the Oscars.

What If Online Movie Ratings Weren’t Based Almost Entirely On What Men Think? (via Walt Hickey for FiveThirtyEight)
How IMDb’s user ratings tend to be male-skewing, and what that means for its movie rankings.

The Streaming Void (via Judy Berman for The Baffler)
How has Netflix and home-viewing altered the state of the midnight cult movie?

The Stuntman-Turned-Filmmaker Renaissance (via Chris Lee for Vulture)
If you can jump off a building, running a set should be no problem.


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

U.S. Production Resources by State
We launched a new webpage! Browse through it to figure out where you want to film your next project.

Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2018
The annual series wrapped up this week with a talk about true stories on film, featuring Battle of the Sexes, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, and I, Tonya.

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners
See who took home the big prizes at last weekend’s other awards show.


New Releases

Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Can all awards shows do this instead of In Memoriums? (via Film Independent)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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