A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, indieWIRE, NPR and more…
New York Times: A TV Project Planned on Female Leadership The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,” which will put a documentary spotlight on leadership roles of women and girls and the challenges they face in the United States and worldwide. Continue Reading >>>
indieWIRE Blog – Women and Hollywood: ITVS Launches Women and Girls Lead This is “a major public media initiative that uses independent films to focus, educate, and connect audiences in support of women and girl’s leadership and development around the world.” There will also be an educational outreach component to the project and they will partner with organizations like the Girl Scouts that focus on these issues. Continue Reading >>>
Reelscreen.com: ITVS, CPB take on Half the Sky The two-part, four-hour broadcast will air on PBS’ Independent Lens during the fall of 2012 and will function as a cornerstone of ITVS’ “Women and Girls Lead” project, a multi-year campaign geared towards using documentaries to aid in increasing leadership and development of girls and women worldwide. Continue Reading >>>
The Wrap: Geena Davis: Too Many Women Serve as Eye Candy Onscreen Actress Geena Davis says women have been disproportionately represented in film for decades and is working with the industry and a new public media initiative to improve gender equity in media. Continue Reading >>>
NPR’s Tell Me More: Small Town Navigates Demographic Shift Welcome to Shelbyville premieres tonight on PBS' series Independent Lens. The documentary shows how Shelbyville, Tenn. residents adjust to a growing Latino population and the integration of Muslim Somali refugees. Host Michel Martin speaks with Welcome to Shelbyville director Kim Snyder and Miguel Gonzalez, one of the people profiled in the film. Continue Reading >>>
From our blog
April 17, 2018
Now in it’s 77th year, the Peabody Awards announced the winners of the 2018 documentary prize. Of the nine documentaries that will be receiving awards, three are ITVS-funded; Newtown, Deej, and Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be honored on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York."Our documentary filmmakers know what hard work is all about," noted…
April 12, 2018
New ITVS board member Danfung Dennis brings traditional and cutting edge storytelling perspective to the ITVS governing body.
March 8, 2018
ITVS-funded filmmaker Erika Cohn to discuss the unexpected joy in meeting Judge Kholoud and the project that became The Judge.