As we prepare to kick off the month of December, let’s take a look back and reflect on the final week of November – specifically in terms of its film, entertainment, and acting news. From the 2018 Gotham Award-winners to the 2019 Sundance slate announcement, there was a lot of news to be shared from the past week. Why, it’s almost like it was yesterday (or a few days before)…


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 26, 2018)

Nicolas Roeg, Bernardo Bertolucci and Another End of Another Era (via David Fear for Rolling Stone)
An appreciation and career retrospective of two late, great filmmakers.

ICYMI: Kanopy Is a Film Lover’s Paradise and It Just Added (Almost) All of A24’s Collection (via Chase Burns for The Stranger)
Yes, FilmStruck may be gone (see below in Videos Worth Watching), but here’s another way for cinephiles to stream indies and classics.

The Director’s Cut: A Label Often Redefined, Now by Lars von Trier (via Jason Bailey for The New York Times)
From Spielberg to Lucas to straight-up DVD money grabs, a history of the “director’s cut.”

A Massive List of Winter 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Christmas arrives early this year, filmmakers. Go forth and get that money!

Building a Film Community at Renegade Studios (via Richard Whittaker for The Austin Chronicle)
How a group of Texas filmmakers built a studio to serve their local film community.

Marvel Stardom Helps Fuel Indie Boom for Supporting Actors (via Aaron Couch for The Hollywood Reporter)
The actors who use their superhero sidekick checks to pursue their indie film passions.

No Writing Left Behind (via Written By)
Info and advice from the WGA on their new “no writing left behind” campaign.


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

SAGindie’s December ’18 Movie Picks
A new month = a new slate of movies to see.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Fare thee well, FilmStruck (via @FilmStruck)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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