We hope you spend your time enjoying pre-Halloween festivities this weekend (and if you’re still looking for a costume we’ve got a few ideas). But in between the drinking, candy, haunted houses, and dressing up, there’s still filmmaking news, advice, and interviews to keep track of. We’ve listed some of the week’s most worthwhile film industry reads below.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 23, 2017)

Shooting 12 Hours Worth Of Footage In An 8 Hour Day (via Noam Kroll)
How to plan your day when you can’t afford overtime.

Meet the new hotshots of American filmmaking (via Tim Lewis for The Guardian)
Profiling Dee Rees, Eliza Hittman, the Safdie Brothers, and Chloé Zhao.

Colin Farrell and the Art of the Small Comeback (via Cara Buckley for The New York Times)
How the one-time action star revived his career with arthouse films.

The Costs and Benefits of Creative Theatrical Distribution (via Liz Manashil for Sundance Institute)
The importance of finding a release strategy that best connects with your audience.

The Best Cameras for Every Budget (via John Bucher and Jeremy Casper for MovieMaker Magazine)
How to narrow down the right camera for your production.

Why Do We Let “Genius” Directors Get Away With Abusive Behavior? (via Imran Siddiquee for BuzzFeed)
A history of the blurred line between direction and abuse.

Can Moviegoing Be Saved by the Uber Model? (via Justin Morrow for No Film School)
A look into “surge pricing” for movie tickets.

What I Learned “Co-Directing” Ultra Warrior for Roger Corman (via Kevin Tent for The Talkhouse)
A first-person account of working with the ultra low-budget producer (and the benefits of “recycling” footage).


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

2017 Film Independent Forum Highlights
A recap of last week’s producers conference, featuring Keynote videos from Jordan Peele and Dee Rees.

More Halloween Costumes for Indie Film Fans
From Jackie Brown to Donnie Darko to A Ghost, impress the cinephiles at your next costume party.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A movie villain supercut (via ScreenCrush)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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