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  1. Filmmaking Pair Pays Tribute to Joe Papp

    November 17, 2011

    Last month in New York, the Ford Foundation hosted a screening of the ITVS-funded Joe Papp in Five Acts. The filmmaking pair of Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, who spent more than a decade producing the documentary, offered BTB their impressions of the event and the legendary Joe Papp.The Unofficial Mayor of New York City By Tracie Holder Joe Papp in Five

  2. International Call Profile: Ritu Sarin & Tenzin Sonam

    November 7, 2011

    The ITVS International Call deadline is quickly approaching on December 9, 2011. Until then, BTB will be profiling several international filmmakers who have received ITVS support. This week, we get to know filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzin Sonam, who received funding for their documentary When Hari Got Married. The filmmakers joined us via Skype

  3. ITVS International Call Profile: Kaspar Astrup Schroder

    October 26, 2011

    This year's ITVS International Call deadline is approaching on December 9, 2011. Leading up to the date, BTB will rollout several interviews with international filmmakers who have received ITVS support. Up first is Kaspar Astrup Schroder, who received funding for his documentary I Want to Cheer Up Ltd. The filmmaker joined us via Skype (forgive the

  4. Live Chat on DDF Funding

    October 25, 2011

    This year's deadline for the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) falls on November 11. On Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking questions from interested applicants in a live chat on BTB.   The DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop

  5. ITVS Announces Funding for Eight International Productions through The Global Perspectives Project

    October 24, 2011

    ITVS has contracted with eight international documentary projects from its 2011 International Call. The next International Call deadline is December 9, 2011.In the Shadow of the Sun by filmmakers Harry Freeland and Brian Hill are among the eight international projects slated to receive ITVS funding.ITVS announced that it has contracted with eight