Maybe you weren’t able to join us this week for the first SAGindie Movies & Music Speed Pairing event, where filmmakers and composers connected for one-on-one meetings. But we’re trying to make it up to those who couldn’t attend by offering a listing of articles from the week about the filmmaking world. (Something we may or may not do every Friday regardless of our events schedule.) Either way, don’t say we never did anything to help your artistic growth.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 15, 2018)

How to Get Your Independent Film Financed According to Women Filmmakers (via Terry Nguyen for Broadly)
Five female filmmakers on how they got their money.

A star is reborn: what we can learn from actor turned director debuts (via Charles Bramesco for The Guardian)
How Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Paul Dano, and more are bringing their front-of-camera sensibilities behind the camera.

Brooklyn’s New Freelancers Hub Offers Relief for Filmmakers’ Woes (via Brendon Fallon for The Epoch Times)
A new program and meetingplace for hustling creatives.

The Best Strange: The Young Actors Of Mid90s On Starring In Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut (via Nick Allen for
The Gen-Z skater kids on becoming Gen-X-era movie stars.

Troma: A Love Story (via Leslie Pariseau for The Ringer)
The groundbreaking, complicated, and still anti-establishment legacy of Lloyd Kaufman’s indie studio.

Jason Blum Says He’s Meeting With Women Directors After Claiming ‘There Aren’t a Lot’ (via Erin Nyren for Variety)
Following up an apology with action is a good thing. Yay progress!

UPDATED to include:
Amazon and IMDb Are Closing Withoutabox Film Festival Submission Service (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
Useful info for those ready to submit. (A film. To festivals.)


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

Filmmaker Interview: Mélanie Laurent, director of Galveston
The French actress/filmmaker (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners) talked with us about her first English-langugae film as director.

2018 IFP Gotham Awards Nominees
See the films, filmmakers, and actors up for Gotham Awards this year.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

That Michel Gondry, he has an eye (h/t Mentorless)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


If you’re an independent filmmaker or know of an independent film-related topic we should write about, email for consideration.

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