Well, last week we prepped for lowering temperatures and this week we were in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. EVERYTHING IS FINE!

Still, no matter the rollercoaster peaks and valleys of our climate, the one thing that always stays steady is a reliable stream of internet writing about filmmaking and the movie industry. So if your internet is actually working again, go ahead and browse this week’s selection.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 17, 2016)

Independent Film is a Meaningless, Outmoded Term, and We Need to Stop Saying It (via Dan Schoenbrun for Filmmaker Magazine)
An argument against “independent film.”

In Response to Dan Schoenbrun’s Claim That We Need to “Kill Independent Film to Save It” (via Nic LaRue for FilmSnobbery)
An argument against the argument against “independent film.”

How Casey Affleck Found the Role of a Lifetime in Manchester by the Sea (via Ramin Setoodeh for Variety)
Profiling the career of the “other Affleck.”

Why the Pain of Sitting Through Scary Movies Is Actually Good for You (via Peggy Truong for Cosmopolitan)
Add a dose of Freddy Krueger to your health regimen.

A Shocking Suicide, A Long-Lost Friend, And A Movie Trailer (via Carolyn Kormann for The New Yorker)
How the screenwriter of Christine found the film’s most important ally in the unlikeliest of places.

The age of streaming is killing classic film. Can Turner Classic Movies be its salvation? (via Todd VanDerWerff for Vox)
The great films you can’t find on Netflix.

5 Industry Truths From A Lifetime Making Indie Horror Films (via Mark Hill for Cracked)
Some battle stories from Phantasm filmmaker Don Coscarelli.

Short Film Stutterer Didn’t Get into Sundance – It Won an Oscar Instead (via Emily Buder for No Film School)
Park City isn’t the only path to success for indie filmmakers.


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

2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees
See which films and performers will be recognized this year.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

We’ve all sat through an awkward film festival Q&A. Thank you SNL, for making fun of our pain (via Saturday Night Live)

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 blogadmin@sagindie.org for consideration.

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