Darrien is off to Brooklyn this weekend for IFP Film Week (we’ll have a recap next week when it wraps up). But even if you can’t join her in New York for a full week of indie film activities and fun, you can still get your fill of film knowledge by checking out our newest list of good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 12, 2016)

Patrika Darbo Won the First Acting Emmy for a Short-Form Indie – And She Wasn’t Even Paid (via Jude Dry for IndieWire)
Those deferred-pay short film and new media contracts we’re always talking about? THEY CAN WIN YOU EMMYS.

IMDb Voters Are Tanking Indies Before They’re Even Released (via Brian Raferty for Wired)

Typecast as a terrorist (via Riz Ahmed for The Guardian)
The Nightcrawler actor pens a personal essay on facing Islamophobia, in auditions and beyond.

15 Things Wrong With Your Short Film (via Ivan Kander for Short of the Week)
Having trouble finding an audience for your short? Maybe you’ve made one of these mistakes.

How the American Genre Film Archive Is Saving Movies One Reel at a Time (via Richard Whittaker for The Austin Chronicle)
Inside the Alamo Drafthouse’s favorite place to find their obscure 35mm movies.

This Time, Kenneth Lonergan Has the Last Say (via Charles McGrath for The New York Times)
His first movie was Oscar-nominated. His second movie sat on a shelf. With Machester by the Sea, it’s time for him to hit it big.

Where Creativity Comes From (via Tim Vernimmen for Scientific American)
Are you an actor, filmmaker, or artist? Find out what drives you… with science!

Hollywood Refusing To Give Public Any New Movies Until It Can Appreciate Ones It Already Has (via The Onion)
Seems reasonable.

UPDATED to include:
Why I’m Releasing My New Movie As “Pay What You Want” (via Joel Potrykus for Bundle Media)
The Alchemist Cookbook filmmaker discusses the reasoning behind his distribution strategy.


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

Witch Hunt: A Look Back at the Beginnings of Viral Marketing and Its Impact on Today
A new Blair Witch movie is out. Take a look back at how the original changed the game of online marketing.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Why Modern Blockbusters Lack Memorable Scores (via Every Frame a Painting)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?

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