It’s the weekend! Perhaps you plan on spending it celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Well, in between the tequila shots (which is an uber-traditional way to honor the victory of Mexico over French troops in the Battle of Puebla), you can stay up-to-date on the happenings of the indie film world with our weekly listing of good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of May 1, 2017)

Continental Divides: Could a U.S. Film Commission, Like The National Ones in Europe, Ever Add Up? (via Peter Weed for MovieMaker Magazine)
England, France, and Ireland all help fund movies in their own countries. Would that ever work in the States?

Inside the WGA-AMPTP Negotiating Room: Speeches, Strategies and Social Media That Averted a Strike (via Cynthia Littleton for Variety)
That was a close one. Here’s how they got it done.

How a stylistic quirk of ’90s indie film forever changed movie dialogue (via Cammila Collar for Outtake)
From Woody Allen to Tarantino to mumblecore, how “pointless” conversations infiltrated the movies.

How The Overlook Film Festival Turned Itself Into A Living, Breathing Horror Movie (via Bryan Bishop for The Verge)
When a film fest meets an escape room meets a murder mystery dinner party, things get scary.

Judy Greer Goes Behind the Camera: Why Hollywood’s Most Beloved Co-Star Finally Directed Her Very Own Film (via Kate Erbland for IndieWire)
The making of an actress-turned-filmmaker.

Tough Talk and Tips from Film Independent’s Producing Lab Fellows (via Matt Warren for Film Independent)
What does an indie film producer do? All of it.


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

SAGindie’s May ’17 Movie Picks
A new month is here, which means a new slate of movies. What’s on your must-see list?

SAG-AFTRA Foundation LA Short Film Showcase April 2017
Video of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s informative Q&A with filmmakers on how they made their short films.


New Releases

Movies from our May Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is at it again! Video of their Directors on Acting Panel, with Ana Lily Amirpour, Patrick Brice, Liza Johnson, and Adam Salky (via SAG-AFTRA Foundation)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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