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    2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
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    2018 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    Jobs

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    Full Time

    • Vice President of Digital Production

      Serve as key member of our senior leadership team working cross-functionally to drive digital content strategy and multi-platform business development. Please bring 8-10 years of digital media production experience.

    • Director of Content & Initiatives

      Serve as a liaison between ITVS and the independent and public television communities with a particular focus on cultivating relationships with the independent field; tracking and sourcing content; and maintaining positive relationships.

    • Contracts Attorney

      Serve as Contracts Attorney on our Business and Legal Affairs team preparing, negotiating, and reviewing a wide variety of media, film, and technology agreements.

    • Engagement & Impact Coordinator

      Produce engagement campaigns that maximize impact of ITVS documentaries. Bring your engagement strategy, leadership, and program evaluation skills that will expand public dialogue around diverse issues presented in ITVS films.

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    IN THE PRESS

    1. Rodents of Unusual Size Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 14, 2019 on PBS

      January 3, 2019
      Online Streaming Begins January 15"A bizarre and fascinating documentary that'll make your jaw drop."—San Jose Mercury NewsThe residents of Louisiana south of New Orleans have faced many an environmental threat, from oil spills to devastating hurricanes. But a growing menace now lurks in the bayous and backwaters: hordes of monstrous 20-pound swamp
    2. My Country No More Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 7 on PBS

      November 28, 2018
      Online Streaming Begins January 8(San Francisco, CA) — Between 2011 and 2016, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached its peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in Trenton, North Dakota, population less than 1000. With billions of dollars to be gained in an industry-friendly state with a “reasonable regulation” climate, small towns like Trenton
    3. Independent Lens Nominated for IDA Documentary Award for the Prestigious Best Curated Series and Three ITVS-funded Films Receive Honors from the International Documentary Association

      October 26, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA) Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — For the eighth consecutive year, the ITVS series Independent Lens has been nominated for the IDA Documentary Award for Best Curated Series from the International Documentary Association, it was announced today. The series has won four times in the last five years. The 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards

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