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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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    We’re hiring! Join us and help fuel the future of filmmaking.

    Full Time

    • Marketing Manager

      Assist with marketing campaign strategy and execution – from creative brief to launch! This role is for an experienced marketing professional who can work independently, think critically and apply basic marketing principles to project work.

    • Associate Manager of Distribution

      Help manage the workflow from filmmaker submissions to multiple distribution platforms, while maintaining strong relationships with major public media partners, filmmakers, and colleagues.

    • Digital Marketing Coordinator

      Oversee content publishing across ITVS websites and third-party platforms; work with digital content producers to enhance web presence.

    • Marketing & Communications Coordinator

      Work behind the scenes in entertainment and learn about marketing and distribution Film & TV programming. Key aspects of this position include providing overall administrative support to our marketing management team.

    • Creative Producer

      Step into a key role on our Creative Services team. Bring your keen project management skills to schedule jobs, coordinate teams, and budget projects.

    • Creative Services Assistant

      Help provide administrative, creative and technical support to the Design and Video teams.

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    1. Independent Lens and ITVS-Funded Films Earn Four out of Eight Peabody Awards for Documentaries

      April 16, 2019
      (San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2019) — ITVS is proud to announce that four of its documentary films have been honored with Peabody Awards. Receiving the prestigious award are Dolores and The Judge, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, as well as the ITVS-funded films Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart and Minding the
    2. Three Independent Lens Films and Four ITVS-Funded Documentaries Honored with Peabody Award Nominations

      April 10, 2019
      (San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2019) — ITVS is proud to announce that seven of its films were nominated in the documentary category for the 78th Annual Peabody Awards, out of a total 18 nominees. Titles include Dolores, I Am Not Your Negro and The Judge, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, presented by ITVS. In addition, four ITVS-funded films
    3. Wrestle Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 20 on PBS and PBS.org

      March 22, 2019
      “Profiling four members of an underdog high-school wrestling team in Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Wrestle’ constructs an empathetic portrait of a mat that’s anything but level.”  – The New York TimesGo inside the lives of four members of the high school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing

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