Press Releases

  1. Independent Lens Announces Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Season

    September 7, 2017

    The award-winning PBS series Independent Lens opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld’s portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane.

  2. Television Academy Bestows 2017 Governors Award to ITVS in Recognition of Its 25 Years in Broadcasting

    August 8, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2017) In recognition of its more than 25 years as the nonprofit engine and leading incubator, funder and co-producer of more than 1,400 documentaries by independent producers, ITVS has been selected by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles to receive its 2017 Governors Award. ITVS President and CEO

  3. Independent Lens Launches Indie Lens Storycast, New Web Channel Showcasing Independent Makers in Partnership with PBS Digital Studios

    August 3, 2017

    Launching online with four brand new docuseries beginning September 12 featuring short stories entertainingly told with big impact

  4. ITVS Projects Receive 15 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 27, 2017

    (San Francisco, CA) Fifteen documentaries funded by ITVS have received News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today.

  5. Chasing Trane Opens New Season of Independent Lens, Monday, November 6, 2017 on PBS

    July 11, 2017

     (San Francisco, CA) — Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, Chasing Trane is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.