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  1. Open Call Recipients: Noland Walker and Sharon LaCruise, Filmmakers of IN THE SHADOW LITTLE ROCK

    June 1, 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 Noland Walker and Sharon LaCruise, who received Open Call funds for their film IN THE

  2. Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

    May 29, 2009

    ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: Q. I am putting together an application for LINCS. What makes a strong Letter of Agreement? A. The Letter of Agreement is more than a simple contract between the filmmaker and the public television station. ITVS reviewers read an applicant’s Letter of Agreement as a

  3. Filmmaker Profile: Peter Rosen, GARRISON KEILLOR: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes

    May 29, 2009

    Peter Rosen’s career wasn’t always in filmmaking. Shortly after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in architecture, he changed course and decided to pursue his passion––film. “Once I saw you had to work for some company for about 30 years before they would actually let you design anything, I quit after a year or so,” Rosen says. Since he was a

  4. ITVS Programming Department and Panel Review

    May 18, 2009

    The ITVS office has been abuzz with a milestone for the Programming department known as Panel Review, which has filmmakers around the world anxiously waiting for the news that they’ll be awarded the jackpot to finish their documentary. On occasion, you might wonder “How does ITVS select its programming?” It’s no easy task as we aim to fund the highest

  5. Watch PATSY MINK: Ahead of the Majority This Month on Public Television

    May 14, 2009

    In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. PATSY MINK: Ahead of the Majority looks at Mink's remarkable political journey, often lonely and tumultuous, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society. PATSY MINK: Ahead of the Majority premieres this month on public