Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and do you know what we are thankful for each and every week? Journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and actors who share their insight and opinions about the film industry and publish them online for all to read. In fact, we have listed some of the week’s best reads for you to be thankful for below!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 14, 2016)

How AT&T’s DirecTV Is Using Analytics to Boost Independent Films (via Matt Pressberg for The Wrap)
While streaming and cord-cutting may be all the rage, a cable/satellite company is offering an outlet for indie films.

Robert Yeoman on Wes Anderson’s Vision, Criterion Restorations, and Shifting Technology (via Nick Newman for The Film Stage)
An interview with Wes Anderson’s Cinematographer.

How Our Search for a Distributor Led Us Back to Ourselves (via Christopher Boone for No Film School)
How the filmmakers of CENTS got their movie onto VOD platforms.

From Boiler Room To Bleed For This: The Strange Career Path Of Ben Younger (via Mike Ryan for Uproxx)
How the former “boy wonder” director is back after 16 years.

Gender and race issues are slowly fading as more filmmakers consider three key tests (via Randee Dawn for Los Angeles Times)
How the Bechdel, Mako Mori, and Shukla Tests are influencing filmmakers.


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

AFI Fest 2016 Recap
Winning films from this year’s Hollywood film festival extravaganza.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week*:

*Since we’ll be off next Friday for a long holiday weekend, here’s a head’s up on our picks coming out next week:


A video worth watching

AFI Fest winners talk about their films (via AFI)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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