So, you like spending your weekends catching up on all the film industry news, reviews, and analyses from the week prior. We get you. Not only do we get, but we got you.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 2, 2017)

Bodycam Video Shows Indiana Cop Shooting At Indie Film Production (via Bruce Haring for Deadline)
Just another reminder for filmmakers to get your permits!!!

One Year Later, What We’ve Learned From Creatively Distributing First Girl I Loved (via Ross Putman for Sundance Institute)
Self-distribution lessons from a filmmaker with hindsight.

An Open Letter to Byron Allen, Indie Film’s Newest Savior: Please Slow Down, Before You Hurt Yourself (via Dana Harris for IndieWire)
A reminder that sometimes in film distribution, slow and steady wins the race.

This Small Role Has Caused Debate Among Native Actors In Hollywood (via Ariane Lange and Susan Cheng for BuzzFeed)
Why some Native American actors are angry about recent casting news.

The indie film community has a sexual harassment problem and women are fighting back. (via Angie Han for Mashable)
While Hollywood at large was dealing with its own sexual harassment scandal, there’s also a lot of work to be done on the indie scene.

An Outrageously Cute Interview with Brooklynn Prince, 7-Year-Old Star of Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (and Possibly the Youngest Oscar Nominee Ever) (via Patrik Sandberg for W Magazine)
Catching up with indie film’s newest (and youngest) movie star.

7 Hollywood Gatekeepers on What They Look for in a Script (via Stacey Wilson Hunt for Vulture)
Throwing a bone to the aspiring screenwriters out there.

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

SAGindie’s October Movie Picks
What’s on your own must-see list this month?

IFP Gotham Awards 2017 Tributes
Sofia Coppola, Jason Blum, Nicole Kidman, and Dustin Hoffman are some of the artists being honored at this year’s ceremony.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Someone. Got. Harrison. Ford. To. Laugh. (via This Morning)

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.

Pin It on Pinterest