In the lead up to the Open Call deadline on August 5th, ITVS is hosting a series of webinars to provide support, insight, and tips for upcoming applicants. This post will be updated with taped webinars for reference, but we’d love to answer your questions in real time. Please RSVP at the links below!
Writing the ITVS Treatment We break down the ITVS program description requirements and see excerpts of successful treatments. Speaker: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager Guest Speakers: Reuben Atlas (Director/Producer of Brothers Hypnotic)
Creating Competitive Work Samples Learn how to craft strong work samples that will make your project competitive for Open Call. Watch several successfully funded work samples and ask the filmmakers about their editing process. Speaker: N’Jeri Eaton, Content Development & Initiative Manager Guest Speakers: Sabrina S. Gordon (Producer of Quest: The Fury and the Sound)
Basic Budgeting for ITVS Hear how to craft a budget for ITVS that will get your film finished on time and pay everyone an equitable salary. Speaker: David Eisenberg, Associate Director of Production
Open Call Live Chat From application troubleshooting to distribution, and everything that falls in-between, the Open Call team will be on hand to answer any last minute questions before the deadline. Moderator: Alex Cantin, Programming Coordinator Speakers: David Eisenberg, Associate Director of Production
From our blog
May 9, 2018
Councilwoman follows the story of Carmen, a hotel housekeeper and mother from the Dominican Republic striving to advocate for low-income workers from the margins to Providence, Rhode Island city politics. Her journey encourages us all to reflect on who should be responsible for the decision-making in our communities. Margo Guernsey, director of…
April 17, 2018
Now in it’s 77th year, the Peabody Awards announced the winners of the 2018 documentary prize. Of the nine documentaries that will be receiving awards, three are ITVS-funded; Newtown, Deej, and Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be honored on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York."Our documentary filmmakers know what hard work is all about," noted…
April 12, 2018
New ITVS board member Danfung Dennis brings traditional and cutting edge storytelling perspective to the ITVS governing body.