Darrien and Colin will head to SXSW this weekend for exhibitor boothing, Happy Houring, and maybe hanging with the Obamas. But while a whole lotta entertainment industry folks will head South(west) for the coming week, there is still much news to cover from the past seven days. So without further ado, here are some of the week’s most interesting reads for all you indie-film-lovers out there.
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of March 7, 2016)
Can IMDb’s Ranking System Be Trusted? (via Jonny Coleman for MEL Magazine)
Sorry Shawshank fans, but the rankings might be rigged.
Amazon, Retail Behemoth, Taking Smaller Steps Into Hollywood (via Brent Lang for Variety)
Fresh off a successful Sundance buying spree, Ted Hope and co. discuss the indie slate of Amazon Studios.
The Weinstein Co. to Reconfigure RADiUS (via Anne Thompson for Thompson on Hollywood)
The uncertain future of the VOD distributor behind Snowpiercer and It Follows.
How Senior Citizens Became Independent Film’s Most Powerful Audience (via Jason Bailey for Flavorwire)
Movies aren’t just for snotty teenage boys anymore, people.
Meet the PMD, the Crew Position You Didn’t Know You Needed (via Jon Reiss for No Film School)
The vital importance of not overlooking your marketing and distribution.
6 Tips for Getting Press Coverage for Your Film or Creative Project (via Brad Merrill for CampCampo)
Speaking of marketing, don’t forget about publicity!
$50 To See Batman V Superman On Opening Night? How Same Day VOD Could Destroy Movie Theaters
(via Scott Mendelson for Forbes)
The guy from Napster wants to murder your movie theater.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Film Independent Directors Close-Up 2016 Recap
See what the creatives behind It Follows, Creed, Anomalisa, and more had to say about the filmmaking craft at this year’s speaking series.
Movies from our March Movie Picks out this week:
*Or maybe not. The release date was supposedly pushed, but nothing has been announced.
A video worth watching
The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem (via Glamour)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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