ITVS in the News

Posted on March 23, 2011

A sampling of coverage from Huffington Post, Current, The Washington Post, and more…


Huffington Post: Public Media is America To be a fully functioning society, we need good quality public media the same way we need good quality public schools, colleges and universities, public hospitals, transportation, libraries, parks and recreation, and arts and culture. Read more >>>

Current: Tips on Securing Broadcast on National Public Television I always advise producers to submit their program to ITVS even though it would be a miracle for a program to be accepted on a first try. You can trust that folks at ITVS know what PBS wants and they offer extremely helpful feedback from inside the system. Read more >>> FUTURESTATES S2: Beholder FUTURESTATES, the innovative web short film series sponsored by the Independent Television Service , kicked off its second season this week with some highly anticipated screenings at SXSW. While I’m sure it was a fun party, the series is designed for the web, and starting today us online short film lovers will see the slow rollout of 10 digital shorts dedicated to “Imagining tomorrow’s America today”—via the kind of smart speculative sci-fi that’s hard to come by now days. Read more >>>

Washington Post: Oscar-nominated Waste Land gives grace (and art) to garbage The contemporary art world may be an orgy of the rich, but occasionally it shows a glimmer of compassion for the poor. That’s the takeaway from Waste Land, a film about the Brooklyn-based, Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz, which recounts a celebrated artist using his work as an instrument to promote social justice. Read more >>>

Toronto Screen Shots: FUTURESTATES Season Two Last year, I was very excited by the first “season” of FUTURESTATES, a series of shorts commissioned by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to explore the following question:  “What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years?”… Of the ten new films slated for the second season, six will premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. And I can share that there are some even more powerful films in this batch. Read more >>>


From our blog

  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.