Do yourself (and the economy!) a favor this weekend by seeking out an independent film and watching it… maybe even in a theater! Then, once you have a taste for that indie film fix, click on the links below to feed that thirst for news, interviews, tips, and articles about the independent film industry!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 13, 2017)

The 6 Best Free Casting Websites of 2017 (via Matt Vasiliauskas for StudioBinder)
Some recs on where to find your actors.

Navigating The Pitch Minefield – Sometimes There’s Nothing More Dangerous Than A Good Idea (via Neville Johnson and Douglas Johnson for Produced By)
How to best protect your intellectual property.

Scaring Up Funds: How to Acquire Investors When Your Movie’s in Horror, the Most Profitable Genre of Them All (via Brian Herskowitz and Tony Timpone for MovieMaker Magazine)
Make a scary movie. Then make some scary money.

Indies, Rejoice! This New Grant Awards $25,000 to Narratives in Development (via Emily Buder for No Film School)
Money for filmmakers!

How Bitch Filmmaker and Star Marianna Palka Turned Personal Upheavel Into the Best Year of Her Life (via Kate Erbland for IndieWire)
The actress-filmmaker on perservering to create her newest film.


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

Filmmaker Interview: Noël Wells, writer/director/star of Mr. Roosevelt
Actress/comedian/SNL alum Noël Wells talked to us about making her feature directorial debut.

2017 AFI Fest Recap
Award-winners and photos from this year’s fest.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

How to film driving shots and stay safe (via USC/IATSE Local 600)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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