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

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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.

    • Production Coordinator, Digital Initiatives

      Join our growing ITVS digital team supporting production of digital shorts and series developed specifically for distribution via PBS, public media digital, and other broadcast platforms. Please bring knowledge of digital distribution platforms in commercial and/or public media.

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    1. INDEPENDENT LENS I Am Not Your Negro Receives Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film

      January 24, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — JANUARY 24, 2017—Independent Lens is pleased to announce that I Am Not Your Negro has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.    

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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