What would Sacheen Littlefeather say?
“And just like that, I began my day with Sacheen. I didn’t know who Sacheen Littlefeather was until I saw a screening of the documentary Reel Injun in Tulsa earlier this year. There is a film clip from the 1973 Oscar Awards in the documentary. Marlon Brando was announced winner of Best Actor for his role in The Godfather. Then a stunningly beautiful Native American woman ascends the steps to the stage on his behalf.” Read more >>>
To Promo PBS Film, An Invitation To Head South
The PBS “Independent Lens” series, meanwhile, in the last five years has lined up 95 communities nationwide that offer free advance screenings of one film each month for nine months. Dennis Palmieri, director of communications for the parent organization, ITVS, estimates that 50,000 people each year attend the screenings, which are done in partnership with local nonprofit groups associated with the films’ causes. Read more >>>
“Up To The Minute”: Art & Copy, A Documentary On Advertising
Ad Man Cliff Freeman talks about the documentary "Art & Copy" and his work as an advertising executive. Read more >>>
PBS' Independent Lens Opens With The Parking Lot Movie
The great thing about independent movies is they can have anything and everything as their subject. For example, the movie that kicks off the Independent Lensseries on PBS is entitled The Parking Lot Movie and it does just what it says - it concerns a parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Director Meghan Eckman focuses her camera on a corner parking lot and lets the story play out in this strange but fascinating documentary. Read more >>>
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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…
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…
June 1, 2023
Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.