So you may not have been named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2018, but SAGindie is here with some readable, clickable links that you’ll find helpful regardless of what stage your film career is at. Go forth, make movies, and read these articles!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 10, 2018)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Awards Season (But Were Afraid to Ask) (via Yohana Desta for Vanity Fair)
From the early rubmlings of Sundance to the 4-hour telecast of Oscar night, get educated on the fests and shows that give out the gold.

4 Simple Tips To Be The Best Production Assistant On Set (via Sean Baran for ProductionHUB)
Be an A+ PA. (With infographic!)

Pizza and Werewolves: The Making of Slice, Chance the Rapper’s ’80s Throwback Horror-Comedy (via James Hughes for The Ringer)
How Chance the Rapper became Chance the Indie Film Star.

17 Years After 9/11, I’m Still a Terrorist in Hollywood’s Eyes (via Amir Talai for Vulture)
An actor’s personal account of being Middle Eastern/North African in the film industry.

Let’s Fight About Those Fancy New Movie Theater Seats (via Christopher Frizzelle and Rich Smith for The Stranger)
Luxurious recliners in movie theaters: Good or Evil?

The Ultimate Guide To Pre-Production For Filmmakers And Videographers (via Sean Mannion for KitSplit)
Get all your pre-production ducks in a row with this helpful guide.

Acclaimed Producer Effie T. Brown Salutes Project Involve On Its 25th Anniversary (via Matt Fagerholm for
The Dear White People producer looks back on the nonprofit program that launched her career.

This is 40: IFP Celebrates IFP Week’s 40th Anniversary (via Paula Bernstein for Filmmaker Magazine)
A brief history of the place where SAGindie launched! (It’s true! The first SAGindie workshop was at IFP Week in 1997!)

UPDATED to include:
Hollywood’s New Golden Age (via Kevin Lincoln for Topic Magazine)
A visit with the residents and amenities (including a working production studio) of Hollywood’s retirement home.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

With the launch of our new Movies & Music webpage, let’s take a look at how music can change a film (via DSLRguide)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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