Like clockwork, we are back again with our weekly listing of film industry-related news, articles, interviews, essays, and more. Read them and get educated.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of October 7, 2019)

The Power of Diahann Carroll (via Odie Henderson for Vulture)
Acknowledging the impact of the groundbreaking actress and her Oscar-nominated film Claudine.

Fight Club Turns 20: Interview with the Film’s Screenwriter Jim Uhls (via Storius Magazine)
The guy who wrote Fight Club is allowed to talk about Fight Club.

Take a Peek Inside Tyler Perry Studios, the First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot (via Tonja Renée Stidhum for The Root)
The Atlanta-based studio breaks ground.

A-List Producers, Executives Pledge to Mentor Women Directors With ReFrame Rise (via Matt Donnelly for Variety)
A new mentorship opportunity for women in film.

Fast Times at Cringemont High (via Kevin Munger for The Outline)
What led to the decline of the teen movie?

Amazon Studios, Once an Indie Haven, Concludes That Films Are Products (via Chris Lindahl for IndieWire)
Behind the new release strategy at Amazon Studios.

Cinestudy Releases Free Projects to Help Filmmakers (via Jason Hellerman for No Film School)
PBS’s new (free!) film school series.


New Releases

Movies from our October Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Why are horror movies so profitable? NPR made one to explain! (via NPR’s Planet Money)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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