We all survived Halloween 2019 (hopefully?), but let’s see if you’re not too afraid to check out these scarily good film industry reads from the past week. You’re in for a treat!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 28, 2019)

The Oscars Finally Find Their Rightful Winners (via David Sims for The Atlantic)
David Lynch and Lina Wertmüller finally get their Oscars.

The Women Who Helped Build Hollywood (via Margaret Talbot for The New Yorker)
The early days of cinema were booming with women workers. What happened?

[Bleep!] How airlines censor inflight entertainment (via Anthony Grant for The Points Guy)
Here’s how Booksmart‘s lesbian storyline got cut on Delta planes.

When You Aren’t Achieving What You Want in Your Artistic Career, What Do You Do? (via Mihaela Ivan Holtz for Stage 32)
What to do when the doubt creeps in.

Halloween and The Guest (via Keith Calder for The Snoot Letter)
Producer Calder on how his indie thriller went from a Sundance non-sale and box office flop to cult classic.

“People Can Be Exploited”: How Below-the-Radar Film Festivals Prey on Struggling Moviemakers (via Katie Kilkenny and Alex Ritman for The Hollywood Reporter)
Remember to do a deep Google before submitting to a festival!


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

Filmmaker Interview: Logan Marshall-Green, writer/director of Adopt a Highway
We talked to the actor-turned-director about making his feature debut with Ethan Hawke.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

God bless the commitment to a Scream 3 bit, Courteney Cox! (via @courteneycoxofficial)

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How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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