We hope everyone had a good ‘n lazy Labor Day. Now we’re back in working mode with some of the week’s best articles, blogs, and thinkpieces about the entertainment industry. And with two big festivals that kicked off this week (Telluride and Toronto), we are officially entering awards season (even though most awards shows are still months away, God help us all). So here are some (mostly-non-awards-themed) good reads from this shortened work week.
Good Reads for the week of September 7, 2015
No, It’s Not The “Second-Strongest Summer” At The Film Box Office (via Zachary Pincus-Roth for LA Weekly)
Why box office recappers should start taking inflation into consideration.
How to Sell an Indie Vampire Film (via Rick Paulas for Vice)
Inside the eight-year process of getting one indie horror/comedy made.
Are Young Actors Bailing on Movies? How the Oscars Reveal Hollywood’s Leading-Man Drought
(via Kyle Buchanan for Vulture)
Sure, if there’s one thing we’re lacking in Los Angeles, it’s actors.
Here’s How This Filmmaker Shot a Short Sci-Fi Film on 35mm for Next to Nothing
(via Courtney N. Marsh for Indiewire)
Celluloid and special effects on a budget? You betcha.
Hollywood, Retooling: Subjects Broaden but Studio Films Remain Essential
(via Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott for The New York Times)
NYT‘s top movie critics on the current state of the industry.
“I Was Definitely Curious About What It Would Mean For My Career”: David M. Rosenthal on The Perfect Guy
(via Jim Hemphill for Filmmaker Magazine)
An indie filmmaker on transitioning to a studio project.
Under Pressure: A First-Time Filmmaker Fights For His Vision On “Project Greenlight”
(via Hugh Hart for Fast Company)
The filmmaking reality series is back. Draaaamaaaa.
Movies from our September Movie Picks out this week:
A video worth watching
Writer/Director Leslye Headland talks indie filmmaking and being Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant (via Grantland):
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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