Press Releases

  1. Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, December 26, 2016 on PBS

    October 11, 2016

    Meet the Patels Premieres on Independent LensMonday, December 26, 2016 on PBSOnline Streaming Begins December 27True-Life Romantic Comedy about an Indian American’s Search for Love with the Help of His Enormous Extended Family(San Francisco, CA) — Meet the Patels is a charming, real life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an Indian American

  2. ITVS HOSTS SCREENING OF NEWTOWN IN ORLANDO

    September 24, 2016

    ORLANDO, Fla. – ITVS, regarded for producing independent films that tackle complex social issues and enhance dialogue, is leading two screening events for NEWTOWN at this year’s Global Peace Film Festival. Tapping the power of independent film to bring together communities like those affected by gun violence in Newtown, CT, and Orlando, ITVS will

  3. Independent Lens Wins News Emmy for The Homestretch

    September 23, 2016

    Independent Lens Wins News and Documentary Emmy® Award for The Homestretch(San Francisco, CA) September 22, 2016—Independent Lens is pleased to announce that the series has been honored with a News and Documentary Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The Homestretch, directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten

  4. ITVS ANNOUNCES ITS LATEST FILM CONTRACTED FOR PRODUCTION

    September 9, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – ITVS, a leading incubator of documentary films, will continue its partnership with independent filmmakers who shed light on social issues. ITVS has contracted for production with more than 40 films this year, among them “People's Republic of Desire”, by filmmaker Hao Wu. The film delves into China’s income inequality and the rise of

  5. 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