Look, we all love weekends. We all love reading. We all love film. So why spend the weekend reading about film? Genius!


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 17, 2018)

How To Make A (Good) 360° Short Film (via Tober Corrigan for Miniflix)
Tips on making a film that impresses no matter which direction you’re looking.

Checkpoints: Indepenent Film’s Gatekeeper Problem (via Anthony Kaufman for Filmmaker Magazine)
The importance of diversifying festival programmers and film critics.

Micro-Budget Filmmaking with Integrity (via Jen Prince for Ms. In The Biz)
How to keep safety and respect in mind on your film set.

Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails (via Alissa Wilkinson for The Goods by Vox)
Since this Sunday is Art House Theater Day, go celebrate with your local cinema’s finest cuisine (and read this article about how theaters started making fine cuisine in the first place).

How Self-Distributed Thunder Road Made Its Money Back in One Week (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
The creative distribution model that put this micro-budget indie in the black.

Digital Distribution Guide (via The Film Collaborative)
Get all the info on what it means to distribute your film on various VOD platforms.

UPDATED to include:
The New Tax Code: What’s In It for Filmmakers? (via Lauren Cardillo for Documentary Magazine)
What to know before Tax Season begins.


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

Movies & Music Profile: Composer Dara Taylor
Learn about the composer and score producer whose credits include Undetectable, Sausage Party, and A Bad Moms Christmas.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Watch a dialect coach dissect 28 actors’ accents (via Wired)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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