Open Call Recipient: Julie Wyman, Filmmaker of STRONG!

Posted on June 17, 2009

ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. Julie Wyman produced and directed STRONG!, which looks at weightlifter Cheryl Haworth's struggle to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Wyman received ITVS’s Open Call funding and in the clip below discusses why public television was the best match for the challenging themes of her film.

       

Interested in applying for Open Call? ITVS is looking for single public television programs on any subject, viewpoint or style. We fund programs that bring new audiences to public television and expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere. This year’s deadline is July 31, 2009

Find more information about Open Call funding >>

Topics

From our blog

  1. In Remembrance of Bill Siegel

    December 11, 2018

    It is with sadness that we say goodbye to filmmaker and educator Bill Siegel who has passed away. Bill Siegel first became a part of the ITVS family with his and directing partner Sam Green’s award-winning film The Weather Underground, which tells the story of former University of Chicago students who showed their outrage at the Vietnam War and racism in

  2. ITVS Achieves Milestone 100th Sundance Film Festival Selection

    December 3, 2018

    Last week the Sundance Institute announced the showcase of independent feature films selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We are thrilled to share that four of the selections drawn from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions are ITVS co-productions. It's a milestone moment for ITVS. The 2019 festival entries mark 100 ITVS co-productions

  3. National Issues, Local Impact: How Indie Lens Pop-Up, Filmmakers, and PBS Stations Gather Communities

    October 17, 2018

    Fueling films that spark conversations, and connecting with local audiences, is at the heart of our mission to bring impactful independent documentaries to public media. Indie Lens Pop-Up is the tool in which ITVS filmmakers, PBS member stations, and other local partners connect and engage with their communities. These events translate your film’s