Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord bring these stories and more, including a former Google Android exec who extols iPhone filmmaking, Netflix's $20.5 billion in debt, and a sad goodbye to Pulitzer-Winning writer, director, and actor Sam Shepard. We also hear from video essay guru Kogonada about his debut feature Columbus, which hits theaters this week. 

In gear news, Fusion gets a VR toolset and big price break, the TSA adds filmmaker-unfriendly travel rules, and lens mount options grow for the Fujfilm MK zooms. Ask No Film School fields a question about what extent you should involve an author in your film when it's based on their book.

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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This episode of Indie Film Weekly was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.