While you spent this post-Labor Day week not wearing white, you may have been too distracted to look up film industry articles, interviews, and other good reads. So we went ahead and collected some for you below.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 2, 2019)

A Massive List of Fall 2019 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About (via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
‘Tis the season to get that money.

Coming Soon to a Small Screen Near You: Short Cuts (via John Jurgensen for The Wall Street Journal)
The rise of storytelling in the smallest of doses.

Can Hollywood Change Georgia? Or Has It Already? (via Max Blau for The Ringer)
What’s changed in Georgia since it became a production hub, and how outsiders vs. locals are handling a potential boycott.

Adam Director Rhys Ernst on When Cancel Culture Comes For Your Work (via Katie Herzog for The Stranger)
The contentious debate around the LGBTQ-themed indie.

The Dos and Don’ts of Needle-Drops (via Sean T. Collins for Vulture)
How to best use the songs on your soundtrack.

Creating Community Through Cinema: The Echo Park Film Center and MONO NO AWARE (via Holly Willis for Filmmaker Magazine)
Bringing films to future filmmakers, by bike, by van, or by building.

Diegetic, non-diegetic and beyond, establish your style of audiovisual storytelling (via Panagiotis Kouvelis for SoundFellas)
The various layers of storytelling through sound.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Recreating a scene from Se7en for $400 (via StudioBinder)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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