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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

    • Director of Marketing

      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 initiatives and media buys for ITVS. Ideal candidates will have 5-7 years of entertainment marketing and media planning experience.

    • 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.

    • 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. ITVS Projects Receive Twelve News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

      July 26, 2018
      (San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2018) Twelve documentaries funded by ITVS received News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today, including eight nominations for films that premiered on Independent Lens on PBS. The nominated films include Steve James’s Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Keith Maitland’s TOWER, Susan Gray and Bestor
    2. 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
    3. 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 2017 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

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