ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process:
Q. I am a studio assistant for a public access station. Am I eligible to apply to ITVS for funding as an independent producer?
A. Yes, you are eligible. We have refined our definition of 'independent producer' in response to the recession environment and how it affects producers working in the industry. Previously, applicants "regularly employed by a public or commercial broadcast entity or film studio, including public access stations" were not eligible to apply. ITVS has changed this policy to exempt only producers/directors who work at a broadcast station or film studio. In other words, any other staff person who is not a producer/director (e.g. tech staff, editors, clerical, receptionists) can apply to ITVS as an independent producer.
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