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The ITVS Mission

Dedicated to your vision.

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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 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.

    • Senior Editor/Producer, Post Production

      Responsible for producing on-air and off-air promotions and sizzle reels. The Sr. Editor/Producer, assembles recorded raw material into a polished product that's suitable for broadcast, online distribution, and national positioning events.

    • Administrative Coordinator (Part-time Contract)

      Work behind the scenes making a significant impact supporting development of independent documentary films. Key aspects of this position include providing overall administrative support to our management team.

    • Paralegal

      Serve as Paralegal on our Business Affairs team preparing, negotiating, and reviewing a wide variety of media, film, and technology agreements.

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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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