As we are wont to do on Friday afternoons, we have searched the internet high and low to collect a list of the week’s most interesting film-related reads. That’s what this is! (In case you hadn’t noticed.)


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 3, 2016)

Cinematic Schadenfreude and the Enduring Appeal of the Bad Movie (via Jamie Loftus for Inverse)
The cult of watching bad movies (and podcasting about them).

Hell or High Water Is The Indie Box-Office Hit of 2016, and Here’s How Taylor Sheridan Wrote It (via Anne Thompson for IndieWire)
The actor-turned-screenwriter behind the modern Western hit.

10 Easy Things You Can Do to Publicize Your Film at Festivals (via Anthony Ferranti for Film Independent)
How to generate buzz for your film.

My First Year Running a Production Company (via Devin Shepherd for Women and Hollywood)
A peek behind the curtain.

Are Music Supervisors Really “Killing Songwriting”? A Music Supervisor Responds (via Thomas Golubic for LA Weekly)
A counterpoint to last week’s claim.

You Bought It, but You Don’t Own It (via Aaron Fellmeth for Slate)
The strange case of copyright in the post-VHS/DVD era.


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

Filmmaker Interview: writer/director Melissa Finell and producer Megha Kohli of Sensitivity Training

Filmmaker Interview: Zach Clark, writer/director/producer of Little Sister


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Turner Classic Movies and Criterion present a new streaming service (via The Criterion Collection)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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