ITVS in the News

Posted on July 22, 2011

A sampling of coverage from Indiewire, Pop Matters, NCME and more…

Indiewire: Two Spirits Receives the Audience Award from PBS-Independent Lens 
Lynda Nibley’s documentary Two Spirits has received the PBS-Independent Lens Audience Award, recognizing its status as the highest-rated film of the 2010-11 season by the measures of online voting and other forms of audience support. 

Pop Matters: Cuba, An African Odyssey El-Tahri’s fascinating documentary, produced in 2007 with the French-German television network Arte and premiering in two parts on ITVS’ Global Voices this month, traces the complicated history of Cuban efforts to help African independence movements during the Cold War.

Institute For the Future blog: Karim Ahmad introduces FUTURESTATES 
Karim discussed his goal of tackling complex and often controversial topics often not seen on public TV, as well as the potential to engage new audiences across a wider range of platforms. The Transmedia Approach to Documentary Development and Marketing 
The Garbage Dreams multiplatform brand is the film's issue. More specifically, the brand is the issue of waste disposal, recycling and how all that effects human life on Earth. That's what the film's about. That's what the game's about. That's what the discussion is about. The issue is the brand. Branding by issue is a different way of conceiving and developing a movie's marketing strategy, but it certainly seems appropriate for documentaries. 

NCME Blog – News Hub: Building Inclusive Communities 
One such project is the Independent Lens documentary Welcome to Shelbyville and the accompanying Shelbyville Multimedia engagement campaign, produced by Active Voice. Following the May 2011 PBS broadcast, Welcoming Gathering potlucks and Community Cinema screenings, held nationwide, ITVS partnered with the U.S. State Department to host a special screening of Welcome to Shelbyville for policy makers, advocates, service providers, and government officials working on refugee resettlement issues. 

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