Press Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen Selected as Documentary Chairperson for the Magnolia Awards at the 22nd Shanghai TV Festival, June 6-10, 2016

    April 12, 2016

    (San Francisco, CA) — Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen has been named the Chairperson for Documentaries for the Magnolia Awards, the world’s leading international TV competition, bestowed by the Shanghai TV Festival in China. The 22nd Shanghai TV Festival will take place from June 6-10, 2016. Magnolia Awards are given in four