So we survived Halloween and made it to November, just in time to get ready for another (potentially scary) special day – Election Day! While you studiously pore over your local ballot initiatives in preparation for Tuesday, you may find yourself wanting to take a break and read about the goings-on of the film industry. We’ve provided a helpful listing of film-related good reads below for just such an occasion.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 29, 2018)

How One Rising Star Got Fed Up With Hollywood’s Sex-Scene Protocol — and Changed HBO Forever (via Kate Branch for Vogue)
Emily Meade, The Deuce, and the introduction of the Intimacy Coordinator.

An Archive Restores and Resurrects Hollywood’s Earliest Indie Films (via Dan Schindel for Hyperallergic)
The fine folks at UCLA who are saving old indies from the dustbin.

Let the boogeyman in: An expert’s guide to Halloween on home video (via Katie Rife for The A.V. Club)
We’re not ones to shy away from reading about John Carpenter’s Halloween, but one area we haven’t seen explored before: The many (many) home video iterations of the film.

The L.A. Film Festival is done, for now, but its mission to find fresh talent lives on (via Mark Olsen for Los Angeles Times)
Bidding farewell to the LA Film Festival.

AFM: The Horror Genre Emerges As Indie Industry’s Unlikely Savior (via Scott Roxborough for The Hollywood Reporter)
Another American Film Market, another year of indie horror reigning supreme.

20th Century Fox is using AI to analyze movie trailers and find out what films audiences will like (via James Vincent for The Verge)
The robots will kill us all, but at least they like appreciate a good movie trailer too.


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

Filmmaker Interview: actor/writer Charlene deGuzman and director Suzi Yoonessi of Unlovable
We talked to the collaborators behind the new film, also starring John Hawkes and Melissa Leo.

SAGindie’s November ’18 Movie Picks
Our staff movie picks for this month.


New Releases

Movies from our November Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A history of women who made the cut. Of films. As editors. (via No Film School)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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