Hot Links: Wednesday, July 17th


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Huge congrats to the 11 filmmakers selected for Sundance’s Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship! Ever thought about applying? [Sundance Institute]

“Call managers, not agents” and other tips on casting micro-budget movies. [Indiewire]

TRAILER WATCH

AFFRM’s newest release BIG WORDS by Neil Drumming opens in NYC and LA on Friday (7/19). This “Woody Allen meets hip hop” comedy premiered at Slamdance in January. [AFFRM]

Here’s hoping the Academy pays more attention to Steve McQueen’s latest, 12 YEARS A SLAVE than they did to SHAME. Starring frequent collaborator Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. [Deadline Hollywood]

FOUR (dir. Joshua Sanchez) is coming soon to select theaters through AMC’s Independent Program. The Indie Spirit nominated film stars Wendell Pierce and Yolanda Ross. [Shadow and Act]

Sean Durkin (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE) takes on TV with a new 4-part miniseries called “Southcliffe” for Channel 4. [Indiewire]

FESTIVALS

Locarno announced their full lineup, which features Destin Cretton’s award-winning SHORT TERM 12 as the only U.S. film in competition. Not too shabby for a first time writer-director! [Indiewire]

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