Kicking off a long holiday weekend with some light reading? We’re here to help! We hope you enjoy these film industry writings and articles just as much as you enjoy your Memorial Day! Good news links can be just as fun as hotdogs and beer, FYI.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of May 23, 2016)

Why we still need LGBT film festivals (via Peter Knegt for CBC)
The importance of continuing to celebrate queer cinema.

There is No “Right” Way: 14 Things Directors Need to Know about Directing Actors
(via Erica Fae for Filmmaker Magazine)
How to have a productive partnership with your dutiful thespians.

Will the Producers of Female-Driven Wall Street Movie Equity Make Bank? (via April Wolfe for LA Weekly)
Producers Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas talk about the prospects of their upcoming film.

Swipe Left: Indie Film’s Anti-Tinder Movement (via Kristen Yoonsoo Kim for Complex)
The futuristic-yet-organic romances of indie films like Equals and The Lobster.

Alamo Drafthouse partners with fan-owned studio for genre flicks (via Annlee Ellingson for L.A. Biz)
A new model of crowdfunding, production, and distribution for indie filmmakers.

What We’re Forgetting in the Fight for Gender Equality (via Susanna Fogel for Motto)
The Life Partners director on the need for female filmmakers to expand their band of allies.

Why does cinema keep returning to America’s violent past? (via Alex Chambers for Little White Lies)
How the Civil War continues to resonate with American filmmakers.


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

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Recap
Check out the award winning films and photos of our Roundtable and Karaoke sessions!


New Releases

Movies from our May Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A nostalgic look at the films that remind you of summer (via Slate)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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