This week’s batch of the most interesting film-related writings is chock-full of Negative Nancys writing about the various obstacles and drawbacks of today’s independent film climate. Let us fret together, shall we?

Good Reads for the week of November 3, 2014

The cheapening of independent film (via Scott Tobias for The Dissolve)
It’s not a good sign when Harvey Weinstein is giving movies away for free.

AFM’s Future in Doubt as Schlock-Merchants Get Squeezed Out (via Scott Roxborough & Alex Block for Hollywood Reporter)
It’s getting harder out there at the American Film Market for a pimp low-budget filmmaker.

AFM: Can TV Save the Indie Film Business? (via Gregg Goldstein for Variety)
On the other hand, maybe those AFM folks should be aiming for the small screen instead.

One Star, 2 Films and Conflict: Jessica Chastain in a Publicity Tug of War (via Michael Cieply for The New York Times)
It’s great when an A-list actress takes a role in an indie film… it would be greater if she was allowed to promote it.

Attention, Filmmakers: Don’t Submit to Film Festivals Yet (via Michael Chaney for Indiewire)
Think your film is perfect and ready to blow everybody away at Sundance and Cannes and Tribeca? Slow your roll, kiddo.


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

SAGindie’s November Movie Picks (via SAGindie)
A new month, a new slate of movies for our staff to drool over.

SAG Foundation New York Short Film Showcase Seeking Submissions (via SAGindie)
Get crackin’, east coast filmmakers.


A video worth watching

SAGindie favs The Duplass Brothers bring their talents to HBO.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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