We’ll leave out a quippy introductory paragraph this week in exchange for some resources for those affected by the California wildfires: here.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 12, 2018)

The Short to Feature Lab Curriculum (via Jim Cummings for Medium)
Let (Spirit Award-nominee!) Jim Cummings teach you the ways of short-to-feature filmmaking.

From BlacKkKlansman to Vice: 12 Top Producers Talk Making the Impossible Possible (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Producing tips from top producers. What more could you want?

How to Turn Your Idol into Your Mentor into Your Collaborator (via Slamdance)
Filmmakers Tina Mabry and Gina Prince-Bythewood talk about the history of their working relationship (i.e. Tina “stalking” Gina before becoming her mentee).

How to Make a Movie Poster [With a FREE Movie Credits Template] (via Jon Fusco for No Film School)
One filmmaker’s journey to finding the right key art for his movie.

Apple partners with A24 to debut slate of original films (via Piya Sinha-Roy for Entertainment Weekly)
Oh, just two companies that most filmmakers are obsessed with collabroating to make movies together. Cool cool cool.

With One Line, William Goldman Taught Hollywood Everything It Needed to Know (via Peter Debruge for Variety)
RIP to the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, and that ol’ gem, “Nobody knows anything.”


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

Filmmaker Interview: Nijla Mu’min, writer/director of Jinn
We chatted with the journalist-turned-filmmaker about making her feature directorial debut.

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Nominations
We the Animals leads the pack of this year’s nods. Take a look at the full list.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

David Lynch has a new short film! It’s very… “Lynchian.” (h/t Little White Lies)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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