ITVS is pleased to announce that Keri Archer Brown will join the organization as Director of Content and Initiatives.
Keri Archer Brown comes to ITVS with deep production, development, and management experience as both a line producer and an executive. She has worked in both capacities at ITV America/Sirens Media as well as at Discovery Studios for Discovery Communications’ networks such as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC and Velocity. Complementing her background in content development and production, she also has roots in public relations and marketing, having led award-winning campaigns for AmeriCorps’ City Year/MetroTeenAIDS partnership, and served clients such as the NAACP, National Urban League and Freddie Mac.
Brown will be responsible for the oversight and management of our Open Call Funding Initiative, informing strategy and implementation for our Diversity Development Fund Initiative, maintaining a portfolio of development projects, identifying projects and talent for potential ITVS support and co-production, representing ITVS at external events and convenings, and collecting and analyzing critical data that informs and supports content, business development, and institutional strategies. Brown will report to Noland Walker, Vice President of Content.
ITVS is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that has, for over 25 years, funded and partnered with a diverse range of documentary filmmakers to produce and distribute untold stories. ITVS incubates and co-produces these award-winning films and then airs them for free on PBS via our weekly series, Independent Lens, as well as other series, the newly launched Indie Lens Storycast and our digital platform, OVEE. ITVS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit itvs.org.
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