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  1. Don't Miss the ITVS Open Call Deadline

    June 20, 2013

    The Independent Television Service (ITVS) seeks applications for the Open Call funding initiative. Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to

  2. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Deej

    May 17, 2013

    ITVS recently approved funding for Deej, a documentary by Robert Rooy (Director/Producer) and David James Savarese (Producer).Deej is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a “profoundly disabled” foster kid seemingly on the fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first year college student

  3. Newly Funded: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Almost There

    May 8, 2013

    ITVS recently approved funding for Almost There, a documentary by filmmakers Dan Rybicky   (Director/Producer) and Aaron Wickenden (Director/Producer). Outsider artist Peter Anton, 82, has spent decades obsessively chronicling his rollercoaster of a life into a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing — not poverty, isolation, or

  4. AIR and ITVS Partner Up for Next Step in Pubmedia Innovation

    January 28, 2013

    Last week, ITVS and AIR, Inc. announced a partnership that will boost support for transformative public media work through Locolore, a multi-million dollar initiative designed to help spark a new vision of 21st century public media.Localore provides more than a million dollars in CPB funding to 10 lead producers who work with local public stations to

  5. What Makes a Good Work-in-Progress? Part 3: Late Production

    January 7, 2013

    By N'Jeri EatonProgramming Manager, ITVSThe third and final installment of our Open Call “Work-in-Progress” series focuses on the determined filmmaking duo behind Give Up Tomorrow, whose dogged persistence in refining their work-in-progress finally resulted in their film being greenlit. Having successfully submitted to ITVS Open Call, they