It was an emotionally draining week in the news, so we can’t blame you if you missed out on film industry-related articles that circulated the internet this week. We get it, you care about the country and wanted to keep tabs on its survival. But don’t feel guilty that you still want some sweet behind-the-scenes info on the filmmaking world. We’ve got you covered with this week’s good reads.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 24, 2018)

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Dazed and Confused at 25 (via David Fear for Rolling Stone)
We get older, this movie stays the same age.

The Indie Film Preservation Crisis: We Are Losing the Films That Defined the ’80s and ’90s (via Chris O’Falt for IndieWire)
A grim discovery of unpreserved, unavailable early indie hits.

What it’s like to watch a 14-hour movie in one sitting (via Jeva Lange for The Week)
Thank you for your service, Jeva.

How to Make a Successful Independent Feature on Your Own Terms: A Conversation with Julian Fort, Director of The Midnighters (via Justin Sanders for CreativeFuture)
How the filmmaker financed and made his indie thriller – and what happened when it leaked on YouTube.

How Orson Welles’ The Other Side Of The Wind Was Rescued From Oblivion (via Alex Ross for The New Yorker)
Inside the rescue effort that brought together Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Rian Johnson, Danny Huston, and Quentin Tarantino.

Smoke Signals Film’s Effect 20 Years Later Topic of Discussion (via Nick Clement for Variety)
A look back at the iconic Native American-made Sundance hit.

Networking For Indie Film Introverts (via J. Brad Wilke for ProductionHUB)
Get those movies made, wallflowers!


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

Filmmaker Interview: Eva Vives, writer/director/producer of All About Nina
We talked to the filmmaker behind the new film starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common.

2018 LA Film Festival Recap
Highlights from our New Wave brunch, unscripted chat with Hilary Swank, award-winners, and more.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

A stuntwoman breaks down her career craziest feats (via Vanity Fair)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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