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  1. Independent Lens and ITVS Receive Eight News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 12, 2013

    The News and Documentary Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis' Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a Marine's rough

  2. Four ITVS Programs Nominated for Imagen Awards

    June 21, 2013

    Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Mariachi High, Precious Knowledge, and Tales of Masked Men were the ITVS programs recognized with nominations for the 28th annual Imagen Awards. Administered by the Imagen Foundation, the Imagen Awards aim to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize

  3. LA Film Festival and ITVS Presents: Brothers Hypnotic

    June 13, 2013

    The 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, June 13-23 at L.A. LIVE, will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, music videos, and documentaries from around the world.  Don't miss 10 days and 11 nights of red carpet premieres, conversations, live music, free outdoor screenings, and films from around the world.   Filmmaker Reuben Atlas’

  4. Through Her Lens: An Antidote to the Female Director Gap

    June 6, 2013

    Women & Girls Lead announces the launch of Through Her Lens, an online series of dramatic shorts premiering on June 12, 2013. Women are conspicuously absent from the top ranks of film. In 2012, women made up a measly 9 percent of directors working on the top 250 domestic-grossing films in the U.S. But there are a few bright spots: Women were more likely to

  5. ITVS Partners with Geena Davis to Confront the Effects of Media on Children

    April 19, 2013

    The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and ITVS have partnered together to produce an educational program, which includes five short videos produced for kids titled Guess Who?, to be featured by the Women and Girls Lead campaign.Watch Guess Who?: The Mayor and The Judge on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.It is time to take a hard look at the