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  1. Diversity Development Fund Announces New Projects

    November 21, 2013

    ITVS has announced the eight documentary projects selected as part of the 2013 Diversity Development Fund, a funding initiative that provides research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.   This year’s selections provide extraordinary access and insight into the daily lives and

  2. Submit Your Film to Independent Lens!

    August 8, 2013

    Independent Lens is currently seeking submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October 2014 - June 2015 season. To learn more about eligibility, what we're looking for, and to complete our online submission form go to Any questions? Feel free to drop a line to

  3. 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

  4. Mourning the Loss of Robert West

    June 6, 2013

    We deeply regret to announce the death of Robert West, who passed away peacefully in his home Thursday morning.Robert has been part of the ITVS family since the late 1990’s, when he worked as an Outreach Coordinator for the later-branded Community Cinema program. During the years that Robert was a part of the ITVS enterprise, he brought a level of commitment

  5. ITVS Responds to The New Yorker article on Park Avenue and Citizen Koch

    May 28, 2013

     In the past week, The New Yorker published an article drawing a connection between corporate influence and freedom of expression that has generated a flurry of press coverage. ITVS appreciates the scrutiny of the important issue of corporate influence on public broadcasting, and indeed on media in general. As a majority-publicly-funded institution,