A busy week here at SAGindie. Not only were we on-hand at AFI Fest to co-host a filmmaker party and sponsor the first-look screening of Selma, but we also hit the road for the Napa Valley and Cucalorus Film Fests. Add to that an appearance at the AFM Producers Forum, a film festival panel with the SAG Foundation, and one of our Low-Budget Contract workshops, and it’s safe to say we’ve touched hearts and minds all over the country this week. Now that the weekend’s here, these are the articles we’ll be making time to read.

Good Reads for the week of November 10, 2014

Tips For Demystifying the Deliverable Process (via Maria Fish for Film Independent)
Don’t send in a VHS tape.

As the colossus collapses, the indie film will rise (via Naomi McDougall Jones for Vérité)
An inspiring call to arms for indie filmmakers to keep doing their thing.

These Brothers Were Rejected by Sundance 18 Times, But Made a Feature You Need to See (via Andrew Fiouzi for Indiewire)
The very persistent tale of The Hawkins Brothers.

What These 10 Filmmakers Love About Movies (via Sean Hutchinson for Mental Floss)
And now, deep thoughts with Alexander Payne, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and more.

Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal and 6 Other Oscar Hopefuls on Making Indies (via Scott Feinberg for The Hollywood Reporter)
A 75-minute discussion where big stars talk about starring in small films.


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

Industry Interview: Ted Hope, author of Hope For Film (via SAGindie)
The Fandor CEO (who helped launch the careers of Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener, and Todd Haynes) talked to us about his new book.


A video worth watching

The directorial debut of Chris Lowell (who talked to us a few months back) hits theaters this week. Here’s the trailer:

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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