Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss two new and very different industry studies: one about the use of swear words in movies, and the other about the future of the documentary film industry. We also talk about the new President of the Academy of Motion Pictures, updates from the Locarno, TIFF and NYFF festivals, and Netflix’s first acquisition of another company.

Charles Haine joins us for gear news, including the Panasonic EVA-1 specs and an embarrassing moment for Apple. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about how to assess and buy tripods in a range of budgets.

Also, an appeal: please up-vote Liz's SXSW panel Episodic TV: How Filmmakers Can Ride the Wave here.

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

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