We’ve awoken from our Thanksgiving food comas and returned to work to bring you the best writing about the film industry from the past week. This week brought us the Gotham Awards, a new month of movies to look forward to, the announcement of 2016 Sundance Film Festival titles, The Wiz Live!, and the following good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of November 30, 2015)

Hollywood Had A ‘Secret Meeting’ To Address Gender Inequality (via Rachel Handler for Uproxx)
A report (and some speculation) of what went on inside the top secret feminist movie bunker.

How to Direct Actors: Advice from Actor-Turned-Director Nick Sandow of The Wannabe
(via MovieMaker Magazine)
Tips from a guy who’s been on both sides of the camera.

9 Things I Learned About Indie TV Series While Watching My Own Bomb (via Tyler J. Hill for Indiewire)
Some real talk about indie television.

Where Are All the Diverse Voices in Film Criticism? (via Chaz Ebert for The Daily Beast)
Chaz Ebert on the gender and racial divide within the film critic world.

Selling Stardom: Talent scams get short shrift from authorities, actors say
(via Daniel Miller for The Los Angeles Times)
Inside the shadier aspects of the talent agent business.

Harvey Weinstein on the Awards Season Crunch: “Everybody Cannibalized Each Other”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Harvey on how the condensed “awards season” hurts moviegoers (and his own thirst for golden trophies).


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

25th Annual Gotham Awards
See who took home the trophies at IFP’s indie film awards show.

SAGindie’s December Movie Picks
The movies we’re most excited to round out our year with.


New Releases

Movies from our December Movie Picks out this week:

  • Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios/Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions)
  • Krampus (Universal Pictures)
  • Macbeth (The Weinstein Company)
  • Youth (Fox Searchlight)


A video worth watching

Julianne Moore will cry on-command for a dollar (via Billy on the Street)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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