Take a Stand With Independents

Posted on October 8, 2012

Calling all filmmakers and media makers! Show your support for independent film on PBS and join the "Stand With Me" photo campaign.

Last year, because of your support, independent filmmakers were returned to a prominent place on the national PBS schedule — Monday night at 10p.  The move to Monday Nights on PBS is a huge win for the entire independent film community. With the overwhelming groundswell of support from indie filmmakers, producers, and media advocates – independent film content on PBS now has a new home. This past Friday, ITVS  launched the "Stand With Me" photo campaign asking independent filmmakers and media makers to show their support for indies on PBS by taking a photo holding a sign that reads: “I am (fill in name with own handwriting) and I stand with independents”. Our hope is to create a collective spirit among the independent film community in the social media space to support independents and drive tune in for Independent Lens, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series now airing Monday night on PBS at 10pm. How can you participate in this call to action? Visit this link for directions on how to download the sign and upload your photo just like filmmaker Steve James and Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn. Stand with us and show your support for independent media makers on PBS!


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