Press Releases

  1. Best of Enemies Premieres on Independent Lens

    August 4, 2016

    Part of PBS Election 2016 Programming, Film Revisits the Game-Changing William F. Buckley/Gore Vidal Debates of the 1968 Presidential Campaign.(San Francisco, CA) — In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC News hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and

  2. ITVS Announces Funding For When Claude Got Shot

    August 3, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – ITVS, a co-producer of films that tackle complex social issues and enhance dialogue, has announced the first of its upcoming summer titles. When Claude Got Shot, by director Brad Lichtenstein, tells the story of three strangers brought together by gun violence. The film explores the complex and intrinsically woven themes of criminal

  3. TED Talks: Education Revolution Premieres Tuesday, September 13, 2016, on PBS

    July 21, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – Hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actress, musician and activist actress Sara Ramirez, TED Talks: Education Revolution explores new and innovative approaches to learning and teaching. TED Talks: Education Revolution premieres Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00 to 11:00pm ET (check local listings)

  4. Newtown Premieres on Independent Lens During 2016-2017 Season on PBS

    July 15, 2016

    On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators.

  5. T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold Premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, August 2, 2016, on PBS

    May 18, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) – T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa "T-Rex" Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17 years old when she won the gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012 — the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympic games. Directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari and produced by Sue Jaye