Hope everyone had a restful Memorial Day weekend. In order to ease the pain of reverting back to a two-day break from the work week, we’ve collected the best film industry articles from the past seven days for you to peruse at your pleasure.

See you all in June!

Good Reads for the week of May 25, 2015

Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands (via Eric Hynes for Indiewire)
Some filmmakers dole out advice on how to put your money where it counts.

Grace of Monaco trainwreck finally airs on Lifetime; screenwriter live-tweets everything that went wrong
(via Emily Yahr for The Washington Post)
Sometimes a frustrated screenwriter needs to air things out on social media. For that we say thank you.

Led by Ava DuVernay, Black Filmmakers Take to Twitter for Day of Insight and Advice
(via Stephanie Goodman for The New York Times)
The Times recaps Twitter’s “Rebel-a-Thon,” with select quotes from Tyler Perry and Malcolm D. Lee.

How to Start a Film Festival (via Daniel Schindel for Los Angeles Magazine)
The founders of Mammoth Lakes talk about starting a new film festival from scratch.

Building a Cinematography App: How Shot Assistant was Invented (via Ruben Sluijter for MovieMaker Magazine)
Sluijter wanted a mobile app for DPs and Steadicam operators, so he made one himself.

Rooftop Films Helped Launch Lena Dunham and Benh Zeitlin: Who’s Next?
(via Chris O’Falt for The Hollywood Reporter)
Rooftop’s program director talks about the best and brightest indie filmmakers coming up.


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

2015 Cannes Film Festival Recap
Our dispatch from the fest of required high-heels and inevitable booing.


A video worth watching

An epic Kickstarter success story has finally been released:

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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