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    2016 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW)-Documentary Feature Special Jury Award
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    2016 George Foster Peabody Award
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    2015 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting

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    • Managing Director 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.

    • Senior Content and Initiatives Manager

      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.

    • Director of Marketing & Publicity

      Drive multi-faceted marketing strategies to increase audience viewership of ITVS programs on broadcast and digital platforms! This key role lead and oversee all marketing content creation, communications, and public relations activities for ITVS. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years of entertainment marketing and/or media experience.

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    1. ITVS Launches New Online Mini Docu-series

      January 9, 2017

      San Francisco – ITVS, the award-winning incubator and producer of the public television documentary series Independent Lens, today announced the launch of a new six-part docu-series Party Girls: Exploring Politics Across America.

    2. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 13, 2017 on PBS

      December 20, 2016

      (San Francisco, CA) — Musician Daryl Davis has an unorthodox and controversial hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart: he meets and befriends members of the KKK, many of whom have never met a black person.

    3. Birth of a Movement Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 6, 2017 on PBS

      December 20, 2016

      (San Francisco, CA) — Over 100 years after the release of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the KKK as heroes and African Americans in the most racist caricatures imaginable, the battle to assert African Americans’ rightful place in both civil society and popular culture continues.

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