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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

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

    Full Time

    • Senior Editor/Producer, Post Production

      This role focuses on cutting broadcast promos and sizzle reels for our PBS series Independent Lens. We are looking for creative individuals who can take raw footage and concisely tell stories in a short amount of time.

    • Business Affairs Assistant

      Work behind the scenes in entertainment and learn about film/TV production finance and distribution contracts. Key aspects of this position include providing overall administrative support to our Business and Legal Affairs team.

    • Programming Coordinator

      Play a key role in development of exceptional and diverse Public Media Programming. Bring your strong project management experience and outstanding communication skills.

    • Director of Engagement & Impact

      Focus on engagement strategy and oversee execution of 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. Three ITVS-Funded Documentaries Win Peabody Awards

      April 18, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that three of its funded films have won Peabody Awards in the Documentary category: Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, and Newtown. Honoring the “most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media,”the 77th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony will be
    2. Six ITVS-Funded Documentaries and Three Independent Lens Films Honored with Peabody Award Nominations

      April 12, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA, April 12, 2018) — ITVS is pleased to announce that six of its funded films have been nominated for 2018 Peabody Awards in the documentary category: ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, Deej, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Motherland, Newtown, and TOWER.  In addition, The Bad Kids, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, which is
    3. ACORN and the Firestorm Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, May 21, 2018 on PBS

      March 28, 2018
      Community Organizing Group ACORN, the Video Sting that Sought to Bring Them Down, and the Ensuing Media Firestorm (San Francisco, CA) — For 40 years, the controversial community organizing group ACORN sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals, promoting

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