Well, this week in between all the auteur filmmakers talking smack about Marvel movies and then Marvel fans talking smack about auteur filmmakers, there was actually other film industry news happening. In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a few stories below.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 21, 2019)

Meet the new directors who lit up the film festivals (via Kathryn Bromwich, Simran Hans, and Wendy Ide for The Guardian)
Checking in with Rose Glass, Joe Talbot, Mati Diop, and Nick Rowland.

Cinema’s Digital Impostors Are Coming (via Charles Bramesco for The Verge)
Replacing actors with CGI versions of themselves is not the future, it is the present. (And since Rogue One already came out it’s also the past?)

Back to 1999: How trans folks negotiate the complicated legacy of Boys Don’t Cry, 20 years later (via Peter Knegt for CBC)
Revisiting the Oscar-winning film with new eyes.

Disney Is Quietly Placing Classic Fox Movies Into Its Vault, and That’s Worrying (via Matt Zoller Seitz for Vulture)
Hm, it’s almost like one company monopolizing the film industry isn’t a great thing.

How to get your music licensed for films, TV, and beyond (via Josh Briggs for The Creative Independent)
A guide to sync licensing.

This company was supposed to help DIY filmmakers profit from streaming. That dream became a nightmare (via Ryan Faughnder for Los Angeles Times)
How the Indie Film Hustle podcast helped blow the whistle on Distribber’s collapse.

UPDATED to include:
LLC Dissolution – A guide to dissolving a film production LLC (limited liability company) (via Lindsay Spiller for Spiller Law)
What to do with the company you created to make the film (once the film is all done).


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

2019 IFP Gotham Awards Nominees
We’ve got all of this year’s nominees listed. Check ’em out!


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The truth about test screenings from the director of Shazam! (via ponysmasher)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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