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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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    San Francisco, CA 94103

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

    Full Time

    • Contracts Attorney

      SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- The ideal candidate has entertainment industry experience, especially in intellectual property law. Serve as Contracts Attorney on our Business & Legal Affairs team preparing, negotiating, and reviewing a wide variety of media, film, and technology agreements.

    • Paralegal

      SAN FRANCISCO -- The ideal candidate has entertainment industry experience, especially in copyrights, trademark, and fair use. Support our Business & Legal Affairs team with your top-notched paralegal skills reviewing and drafting production, acquisition and distribution agreements and other legal matters.

    • Business & Legal Affairs Assistant

      SAN FRANCISCO - The ideal applicant has varied experience in the entertainment industry, the ability to work under tight deadlines, and is highly detailed and organized. Support our team on the legal side of making exciting documentaries.

    • Senior HR Manager

      SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- Become a strategic partner on the senior management team and help drive and deliver HR initiatives and strategies to attract and retain top talent. Bring your expertise in employment law and policy, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, and organizational development.

    • Marketing Manager

      SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- 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

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

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    1. ITVS Taps Royd Chung, MTV “True Life” Showrunner and OZY Media Exec, as VP of Production

      June 10, 2019
      (San Francisco, California) JUNE 10, 2019 — Today Independent Television Service (ITVS), the leading funder of U.S. independent public television productions, announced that Royd Chung will join the award-winning organization as Vice President of Production. In his new role, Chung will helm active co-productions, including the 2019/2020 season of
    2. 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
    3. 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

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