Press Releases

  1. Feels Good Man to Open New Season of Independent Lens on PBS on October 19, 2020, on PBS and PBS.org

    August 28, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) July 17, 2020 ­— Amid the tumult of the 2016 presidential election season, a popular cartoon frog meme emerged as the unifying symbol of hate for the alt-right. Feels Good Man recounts the harrowing journey of Pepe the Frog, the creation of artist Matt Furie, and his transformation from light-hearted comic book character to registered

  2. Independent Lens Receives Eight News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations Including Best Documentary

    August 6, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Thursday, August 6, 2020 — ITVS announced today that six Independent Lens films earned a total of eight News and Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, including Best Documentary. Nominated projects include Charm City, The Interpreters, The King, Made in Boise, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World and Wrestle which premiered on

  3. Independent Lens Kicks Off New Season of Award-Winning Documentaries on PBS

    July 30, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) July 30, 2020 — ITVS, the leading documentary co-producer and distributor for public media, today announced the fall lineup of new documentaries that will kick off the upcoming season of Independent Lens, the documentary anthology series on PBS.The new season premieres in October, opening with Arthur Jones’ Sundance hit Feels Good

  4. ITVS Documentaries Honored With Three Peabody Awards

    June 10, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2020) — ITVS announced today that three of its films have been honored by the prestigious Peabody Board of Jurors with awards in the Documentary category. Titles awarded Peabody Awards include Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Midnight Traveler and The Silence of Others.As the leading documentary co-producer and

  5. INDEPENDENT LENS STRIKES A CHORD WITH STACEY TENENBAUM’S PIPE DREAMS, SET TO PREMIERE JUNE 22 ON PBS AND PBS.ORG

    May 13, 2020

    (San Francisco, CA) Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — Filmmaker Stacey Tenenbaum’s refreshing and surprising documentary Pipe Dreams challenges preconceived notions about this age-old instrument while introducing viewers to a new generation of passionate young organists, and shines a spotlight on the largely unexplored world of competitive organ