This weekend will bring more heat, storms, and a listing of film industry-related stories to read at your leisure. (We are responsible for only one of those things.)


This Week’s Good Reads (Week of June 19, 2017)

Indie Film Pioneer Hal Hartley on Why the Dream of the ’90s is Dead – And That’s OK (via Emily Buder for No Film School)
The director talks going from Sundance in 1989 to Kickstarter in 2014 and beyond.

Shocker! Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting (via Brent Lang for Variety)
Time for his next great role: Retiree.

Jordan Peele – The Guy Is So Funny, It’s Scary. Or Is It The Other Way Around? (via Chris Green for Produced By)
From sketch comedy to auteur filmmaker, a cover story on the man behind Get Out.

Han Solo Film Firing May Force Directors Guild to Make Tough Choices (via Jonathan Handel for The Hollywood Reporter)
When directors are fired after 90% of the film is finished, who gets the credit?

Can Queer Streaming Services Take on Juggernauts Like Netflix? (via Hannah Harris Green for Vice)
Niche streaming services are looking to bring LGBT content to viewers.

Transformers And The Necessity Of Judging Books By Their Covers (via Vince Mancini for FilmDrunk)
How vital is it really for film critics to see every movie?

Thinking Of Joining the Producer’s Guild? Here’s Why I Joined, and How To Get In (via Laura Boersma for MovieMaker Magazine)
Tips on getting that little “p.g.a.” next to your name.

UPDATED to include:
The Beguiling Case of Art-House Remakes (via Zach Vasquez for Crooked Marquee)
Looking at the more indie-centric remakes of recent movie history.


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

2017 LA Film Festival Recap
Award winners, party photos, and more from this year’s LAFF.

A Sitdown with “Strangers”: An Interview with Strangers With Candy‘s Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello
From the indieBlog Archive: The creative minds behind the movie prequel to the Comedy Central series.


New Releases

Movies from our June Movie Picks out this week:


A video worth watching

Why there are so few female directors? Blame chocolate. (via The Onion)

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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