This week saw another successful IFP Week in New York, where SAGindie was a happily returning sponsor. Attendees were able to learn about all the film world’s hottest topics: technolgy, politics, true crime, tax incentives, and biopics (that last one was moderated by SAGindie’s Darrien Gipson!).

We also spent this week collecting articles about the film industry – take a look and expand your moviemaking knowledge even further!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 16, 2019)

Stories from Below the Line (via Vulture)
Stuntpeople, VFX artists, food stylists, and more film folks on their most memorable gigs.

What Our Editor Learned by Speaking to Hundreds of Filmmakers (via Sara Aridi for The New York Times)
Going behind-the-scenes of the Times‘ “Anatomy of a Scene” series with editor Mekado Murphy.

Kid, you oughta be in pictures: 9 onscreen stars who got their start behind the scenes (via Katie Rife and Erik Adams for The A.V. Club)
Keep you chin up, Production Assistant On A Random Sitcom. You may be a movie star one day!

At 50, the AFI Conservatory keeps its focus on developing great filmmakers (via Susan King for Los Angeles Times)
Celebrating AFI’s history of distinguished alumni (like fedora-wearing film student David Lynch).

In Tough Box-Office Year, Theaters Bicker Over the Pre-Show Ads (via Anousha Sakoui for Bloomberg)
Get ready for more commercials in front of your movies.

UPDATED to include:
How Screwed Are Filmmakers if Distribber is Really Bankrupt? (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Some strange things are happening at the aggregator.

Hustlers’ “Naked Guy” on Being the Go-To Guy for Nude Stunt Work (via Jeffrey Bloomer for Slate)
Putting his safety (and other things) on the line for the sake of a film.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

The familiar – and creepy – music that keeps popping up in everything from The Lion King to The Shining (via Vox)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


If you’re an independent filmmaker or know of an independent film-related topic we should write about, email for consideration.

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