In the News: The Latest on ITVS Programs

Posted on May 20, 2009

"CRIPS AND BLOODS: Made in America, a documentary feature on the PBS series Independent Lens, begins with the arresting picture ... of downtown Los Angeles hanging upside down in the sky. It's a simple but surprisingly potent image ... and it captures as well as anything the menace and nonsense of its subject, the self-destructive assertion of territory and tribe." Read full review >>


"It isn't often that people get to explain, on national television, why they ate their companions. Still, that, exactly, is what the survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash get to do on STRANDED––an Independent Lens film." Read more >>


Veteran linguists Alex Nicholson and Jarrod Chlapowski and Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire discuss the Independent Lens film ASK NOT. Listen to the interview >>


"Think back to the last time you were so gripped or inspired by something you saw on television that you felt compelled to get involved … Enter Community Cinema. Run by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), producers of the PBS documentary film series Independent Lens, Community Cinema combines screenings of selected Independent Lens films with panel discussions about the important social issues the films explore." Read more >>

"Deborah Dickson’s documentary ... looks at the many betrayals and losses endured by Hmong refugees. WITNESSES TO A SECRET WAR [on Global Voices on PBS WORLD] includes interviews with multiple subjects, refugees..." Read full review >>


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  1. ITVS Welcomes Brandii Rice as Head of Business and Legal Affairs

    August 10, 2023

    ITVS is pleased to welcome Brandii Rice as our new Head of Business and Legal Affairs. In her role Rice will oversee business and legal affairs across the ITVS brand portfolio. In addition, she will guide licensing and business strategies to support ITVS’ content development, production, distribution and audience development goals. She will join ITVS

  2. Carrie Lozano Will Lead ITVS as President & CEO, Succeeding Sally Jo Fifer

    June 7, 2023

    Carrie Lozano joins ITVS from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of Documentary Film and Artist Programs, supporting boundary-breaking filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling as an essential strategy

  3. Lisa Tawil Joins the International Board of INPUT

    June 1, 2023

    Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.