We wish everybody a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. And while we’re wishing, we also wish you would read more. It’s good for you. Take some time this holiday weekend and read these highlights from the week in film/entertainment industry journalism.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of May 21, 2018)

The new sex scene: How to improve onscreen steam after Hollywood’s reckoning (via Jess Joho for Mashable)
The filmmakers leading the way on directing love scenes in a post-#MeToo era (which had its own breaking news this week as well).

How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood (via Jonah Weiner for The New York Times Magazine)
Meet the indie rapper turned indie filmmaker of Sundance’s most bonkers movie.

How Mystery Team Revealed Donald Glover Was A Star In The Making (via Nathan Rabin for Rotten Tomatoes)
Re-visiting the low-budget indie co-written by and starring everyone’s favorite actor/rapper/TV creator/Young Lando.

30 Things to Know Before Making a Micro-Budget Feature (via Nathalie Sejean for Mentorless)
Some rules picked up via the internet.

An inside look at how MoviePass will make money distributing movies, and what will happen if the company goes bust (via Jason Guerrasio for Business Insider)
With their first film American Animals on the horizon, how will MoviePass work as a distributor?

How Do You Direct A Child In A Movie About Sexual Abuse? (via Anne Cohen for Refinery29)
The Tale director Jennifer Fox on working with parents, SAG-AFTRA, studio teachers, and more to ensure a safe on-set work environment for her young actor.

The Secret Behind the Craziest Stunts in Action Movies (via Jeremy Price for Vice)
Even though there are detailed how-to-esque animated illustrations, don’t try these at home.


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

2018 Cannes Film Festival Recap
See the full list of award-winners and more highlights from SAGindie’s time at Cannes.


New Releases

Movies from our May Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

For those who want more strong female characters (via Netflix)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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