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We partner with filmmakers who bring untold stories to public broadcasting to make a difference in the world.

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The ITVS Mission

Dedicated to your vision.

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    2017 Peabody Awards - Institutional Winner
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    2017 Academy Awards - Best Feature Documentary
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    2017 Sundance Film Festival: Best Directing, US Documentary

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    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.

    • Digital Producer, OVEE Management

      Join ITVS as a Digital Producer managing OVEE, our social TV platform that engages, educates, and connects communities. Bring your business development, product management and digital producer skills.

    • Supervising Producer, Digital Initiatives

      Manage a robust portfolio of high-quality and diverse digital series and short form programs, with rapid development and production cycles, timely and efficient delivery to ITVS, and seamless distribution via public media’s digital platforms.

    • 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.

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    1. ITVS Hires Documentarian David Casey as VP of Production and Promotes Noland Walker to VP of Content

      December 7, 2017
      (San Francisco, California) NOVEMBER 29, 2017 — Independent Television Service (ITVS), the leading funder of U.S. independent public television productions announced today that David Casey will join the organization as Vice President of Production. Casey will be responsible for day-to-day operations of active co-productions, working across all
    2. The Force Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 22, 2018 on PBS

      November 1, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a mesmerizing cinema vérité look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal.

    3. I Am Another You Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 29, 2018 on PBS

      October 30, 2017

      (San Francisco, CA) — When 20-something Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first came to America in 2011, Florida seemed like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. 

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