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  1. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    September 29, 2009

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. Does the amount of funding a project has already received influence its chances? A. We ask our readers and panelists to evaluate the capacity of the applicant to complete their project on time and on budget. So, some look to see what you've been able to accomplish with

  2. Open Call Recipient: Eric Neudel, Filmmaker of LIVES WORTH LIVING

    September 24, 2009

    ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. Eric Neudel produced and directed LIVES WORTH LIVING, which looks at the life of Fred Fay, a quadriplegic, and the small group of activists who formed the Disability Rights Movement and Fay’s role. Neudel received ITVS’s Open

  3. Reminder: ITVS Diversity Development Funding, Deadline on Friday

    September 23, 2009

    ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that take creative risks, advance issues and represent points of view not usually seen on public or commercial television. The Diversity Development Fund provides up to $15,000 in research and

  4. Open Call Recipients: Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed, Filmmakers of ADOPT ME, MICHAEL JORDAN

    September 16, 2009

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Check out the clip below with filmmakers Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed, who received Open Call funds for their film ADOPT ME,

  5. LINCS Film Funding: Q&A with Panelist

    September 15, 2009

    Linking Independents and Co-Producing Stations (LINCS) provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between public television stations and independent producers. For the past two days, the LINCS panel––made up of peers in the independent film and television community––has been convening to recommend eight to ten projects for ITVS