- "When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise."
- Geena Davis's Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist
- "People used to look normal in movies. People used to look normal in life. Not anymore." - Steven Soderbergh looks back at the great film After Hours.
- SNL had an audition to find a black female cast member last week. Finally!
- Vulture (and our culture) demands that you pick a side on the subject of Love, Actually, which you probably have. Just give in, haters! I was once like you but now I've transcended the annoyance of Love, Actually through the miracle of not caring.
- Big media companies are quietly planning for the cord-cutting revolution. According to this, you could get all your TV from the Internet starting as early as 2014, if you don't already.
- From Quora: What Do You Want to See More of In Movies? ("I want them to understand that even by doing sequels, reboots, remakes, and adaptations, they will fail. So why not take more risks with original stories?")
- Instagram Direct is after your attention.
- Our own Karen Kemmerle saw the Golden Globe nominations and asked "Has everyone forgotten about Mud??"
- Judd Apatow had a strong response to the Golden Globe award nominations:
The Globes are total bullshit. What a joke! Nothing for Anchorman? Fuck them. What ?Girls was nominated. Oh. How do you delete tweets?— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 12, 2013
Finally, Sight & Sound made this amazing video exploring Richard Linklater's use of time in his movies. It's so good: