Press Releases

  1. Jared Leto’s A Day in the Life of America to Make Public Television Debut on PBS’s Independent Lens in January 2021

    December 9, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) December 9, 2020—Shot over the course of a single day—July 4—across all 50 states in America, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, A Day in the Life of America is a powerful new documentary that captures an unflinching portrait of a nation in a time of tumult. Directed by Oscar-winning actor and accomplished musician Jared Leto, the

  2. Feminism and Football Collide in A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem, Premiering on PBS's Independent Lens January 4, 2021

    November 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) November 24, 2020–Directed by award-winning filmmaker Yu Gu, A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem sheds light on the continued fight to end the gender pay gap prevalent throughout the National Football League. For over 50 years, the NFL has employed cheerleaders—women who are lifelong athletes expected to both maintain a

  3. New Study Shows Valuable Role of Documentaries in Shaping the National Conversation on Racial Violence

    October 12, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC (October 12, 2020) — The Center for Media & Social Impact today released a study showing that in a time of escalating media distrust and expanding news deserts, Americans view documentary storytelling as a trustworthy information source and a driver of civic dialogue on social challenges such as racial violence.  Conducted in early