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  1. Emmy Winner Geoffrey Smith on The English Surgeon

    September 29, 2010

    Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith has made more than 22 films throughout his career and has collected numerous awards for his work. On Monday night, he picked up an Emmy for The English Surgeon, his film about a British neurosurgeon who confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine. The documentary was supported

  2. Lois Vossen on Emmy Honors for the Fourth Estate

    September 28, 2010

    Independent Lens Series Producer and ITVS Vice President, Lois Vossen, was on hand Monday night in New York for the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Earlier today she filed this report for BTB, on an evening that bestowed plenty of laurels on public television. A warm September rain didn't dampen the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The

  3. ITVS Takes Engagement Behind Bars and into Schools

    September 24, 2010

    As we gear up for another season of Community Cinema, BTB is highlighting some recent coverage of how this program has been adapted to engage inmates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These pilot initiatives are furthering our mission of reaching underserved communities, including the incarcerated. This past year, Community Cinema screenings were

  4. Deadline Change - Diversity Development Fund

    September 2, 2010

    The Diversity Development Fund provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. Projects should reach underserved audiences often overlooked by conventional programming. Projects must be in the research or development phase, and cannot have begun

  5. Apply Now! CPB/PBS Diversity and Innovation Fund Seeks New Primetime TV Series

    July 2, 2010

    The Diversity and Innovation fund is on the hunt to provide Public Television with a new, weekly, primetime series and wants to hear from you. In particular, the DI fund is looking for content that will appeal to adult audiences and reflects the diversity of the 40-64 year old U.S. population. PBS will begin accepting proposals on July 26th, with a final