November 23, 2017
INDIE FILM WEEKLY

How the FCC is Screwing Filmmakers & Your Best Black Friday Deals [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly laments the doomed fate of Net Neutrality and the 600mhz band.

Jon FuscoCharles Haine and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss what the FCC's recent actions on Net Neutrality and the 600mhz band mean for filmmakers, along with the most bizarre and heartbreaking turns in the avalanche of sexual misconduct stories and how they're affecting productions everywhere. In gear news, we reveal some of the best Black Friday discounts for filmmakers. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about color grading for different outputs.

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

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If you want to see what it looks like living in a country without net neutrality laws in place, just take a look at Portugal. Get ready for an astronomical internet bill. Get ready to pay extra for Youtube or access to email services. Get ready to be locked out of regular apps and services you use a lot because they’re not part of your paid internet package.

I suggest everyone read this article in Business Insider. The FCC is setting the table to allow service providers to turn the entire internet experience into a cable TV like subscription service. I’ve always wondered when the communications industry would figure out how to lock down the internet and control it. Frankly, I’m surprised it's lasted as long as it did...

http://read.bi/2zX8P7j

November 23, 2017 at 4:34PM

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Derek Doublin
Director, Cinematographer, Large Scale Artist
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And let's not pussyfoot around: TRUMP is screwing everyone in the U.S. on this. It is HIS scumbag Verizon lawyer, Ajit Pai, who is behind this rip-off.

November 24, 2017 at 8:47PM

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David Gurney
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One thing that pisses me off about Pai, is that he twists around the repeal of Net Neutrality as if it somehow benefits the consumers, when in fact these "regulations" are not on consumers, but on cable companies monopolizing and privatizing internet access.

November 25, 2017 at 1:03PM

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Also, fuck Trump.

November 25, 2017 at 1:04PM

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"Net Neutrality" is a clever marketing term. Whenever companies like Facebook and Google, that are the world's biggest internet censors, champion something as noble as net neutrality my BS radar goes off. I'd rather have the FCC guard a fair internet than that companies like Google and Facebook be the gatekeepers. To have a clearer understanding this YouTuber nailed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB3bfrmfT-I

December 8, 2017 at 8:55PM

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Mounir Chakor
Producer, Director
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