We’ll be spending our weekend attending/sponsoring the Film Independent Forum (which we’ll be sure to recap on Monday), but in case you have some extra time this weekend to catch up on the previous week’s indie film-related news and advice, we’ve gathered some helpful links below.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 16, 2017)

How Instagram Helped Discover One Of This Year’s Breakout Movie Stars (via Brian Raftery for Wired)
The Florida Project‘s social media casting session.

He Became This Year’s Oscar Favorite By Going Broke Again and Again (via Sean Baker for Wealthsimple)
Speaking of The Florida Project, here’s the film’s director getting real about money.

CSA Announces Open Casting Call For Transgender Actors (via Dino-Ray Ramos for Deadline)
A new opportunity for trans talent.

It Depends: The Power (And Responsibility) of Hyphenates (via Christopher Schiller for Script Magazine)
A legal outlook on tackling multiple on-set jobs.

15 years later, Real Women Have Curves is still a cultural revolution (via Joey Nolfi for Entertainment Weekly)
The lasting impact of the Latina-focused indie film.

Female Filmmakers Get the Mentors They Need, Thanks to Through Her Lens Program (via Estelle Tang for Elle)
A report from Tribeca’s women in film inititative.

Todd Haynes’s Rule For Directing A Kids Movie: Don’t Treat It Like One (via KC Ifeanyi for Fast Company)
The director of Carol and I’m Not There discusses going family-friendly with Wonderstruck.

The Big Sick: How Two Novice Screenwriters Mined Their Relationship for an Award-Worthy Script (via Jenna Marotta for IndieWire)
An oral history of the married-couple-penned screenplay for the indie comedy hit.


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

2017 IFP Gotham Awards Nominees
Get Out leads the pack this year; who are you rooting for?


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Hitchcock’s Psycho Shower Scene… and the parodies/ripoffs/homages it inspired (via TIFF)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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