It’s a big weekend – a new month, some rent probably due, some football to watch, SNL is back. You probably think you’ll be too busy to read up on the week’s indie film industry news. But you’re wrong. You have time. And we’ve included a helpful listing of links below to make it easier for you. We’re thoughtful like that.


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of September 25, 2017)

The indie-film boom is fueling a rise in art-house theaters (via Miriam Kreinin Souccar for Crain’s New York Business)
In NYC, it’s good to be in the indie theater business.

Why I Shot My Feature in North Carolina Despite the Less Competitive Tax Incentives (via Angus MacLachlan for MovieMaker Magazine)
The Abundant Acreage Available director on choosing aesthetic over tax breaks.

Fantastic Fest Diary: Why It Was Important to Me, As A Woman, To Attend Despite This Year’s Controversy (via Suki-Rose Simakis for IndieWire)
A first-person account of Fantastic Fest ’17.

Amazon Studios Looks to Shake Up the Movie Business as it Moves Into Self-Distribution (via Brent Lang for Variety)
The streaming service – which previously partnered with theatrical distributors on their films – is taking distribution into their own hands.

Greenslate’s John Finn Talks Rebranding and How Technology Can Revolutionize the Payroll Industry (via Matt Prigge for Filmmaker Magazine)
Insight into an enterainment payroll house.

A Moment with Harry (via Allison Anders for Criterion)
How the late Harry Dean Stanton influenced Anders’ filmmaking career.


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

Actor Interview: Amy Ryan, star of Abundant Acreage Available
We talked to the Oscar-nominated actress about her first leading role in a new indie feature.

SAGindie at 20
SAGindie National Director Darrien Gipson’s reflections on the organization’s 20th Anniversary.


New Releases

Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Before you watch David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, watch the unofficial prequel he made at age 7 (via David Lowery)

POLTERGEIST (my first ghost story) from David Lowery on Vimeo.

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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