ITVS Shares Our Progress on POC Representation

Posted on July 6, 2021

In this time of racial reckoning, filmmakers of color righteously have asked public broadcasters to publish the racial diversity of their programs and producers. As an organization with diversity and inclusivity as our top priority, ITVS has a long record of releasing to the public the data that we provide each fiscal year to our board of directors. We’re proud of our record of representation—on our board, on our staff, and among our ITVS-funded filmmakers—and continuously strive to improve. A 2017 analysis by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University found that the filmmakers, places, people and topics in 10+ years of ITVS documentaries reflect the rich diversity of the country we live in. Today, we’re sharing our POC representation (for the fiscal year 2019 and 2020 below) in solidarity with Beyond Inclusion and Public Media for All. ITVS’ work is made possible through the ongoing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

—Garry Denny
Chair, ITVS Board of Directors
Director of Programming, PBS Wisconsin

—Sally Jo Fifer
President & CEO, ITVS


From our blog

  1. Wrapping Up 2021 Independents Summit: What Does "Now" Look Like for Doc Makers

    September 2, 2021

    ITVS robust 2021 edition of its Independents Summit was jam-packed with panels of ITVS-funded filmmakers, industry partners, PBS reps, and thought leaders asking, What does "now" look like for documentary makers in a rapidly changing media landscape? Read on for our recap.

  2. ITVS Summer Summit: That Was Then, This Is Now

    August 23, 2021

    Get a sneak peek at the Summer 2021 ITVS Independents Summit, a series of conversations for funded filmmakers to talk about what is changing in the documentary industry, about what public media makers have gone through, and what ITVS has learned in a tumultuous year.

  3. Report: Stories for a Stronger Nation

    July 19, 2021

    ITVS is proud to share Stories for a Stronger Nation, a report that represents the culmination of a months-long series of conversations convened by ITVS board members Garry Denny, Sharon La Cruise and Patricia Aufderheide and published in collaboration with the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) at American University with support from Ford