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

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