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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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    • Director of Human Resources

      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.

    • Creative Producer

      Step into a key role on our Creative Services team. Bring your keen project management skills to schedule jobs, coordinate teams, and budget projects.

    • 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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    IN THE PRESS

    1. "Made in Boise” Opens New Season of Independent Lens Monday, October 28, 2019 on PBS and PBS.org

      August 15, 2019
      (San Francisco, CA) — A surprising — and booming — industry has emerged in Boise, Idaho. In this idyllic, all-American city, nurses, nail technicians and stay-at-home mothers are choosing to become paid reproductive surrogates for people from around the world. “Made in Boise” goes inside the lives of four of them as they build relationships with the
    2. 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
    3. 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

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