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  1. Crowdfunding: What to Keep in Mind When Considering Broadcast on Public Television

    June 14, 2012

    An ITVS Production Manager offers insight on crowdfunding for potential public television broadcasts."I worried about asking friends and family for donations," says Alicia Dwyer, director of the ITVS-funded documentary Xmas Without China. "But I came to feel most excited about our crowdfunding as I realized that we do have a base of supporters who want

  2. Live Chat with Geena Davis on Women and Girls Lead

    May 22, 2012

    On Wednesday, May 23 at 3pm CT / 4pm ET — Women and Girls Lead advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will participate in a live social screening and chat about women’s empowerment. Nashville Public Television will produce the event, which will stream the War Redefined (narrated by Davis), as episode from the acclaimed series Women War and

  3. Half the Sky Wins New Fans at PBS Annual Meeting

    May 21, 2012

    Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky will premiere as a special presentation on Independent Lens in October 2012. The project is a cornerstone of the Women and Girls Lead campaign and was on display at last week's PBS Annual Meeting in Denver.   Just back from the PBS annual meeting in Denver and was absolutely

  4. New Primetime Home for Indie Series Emerges From Independent Strategy Task Force Meetings

    May 9, 2012

    ITVS president and CEO Sally Jo Fifer applauds year-round Monday slot on PBS core schedule to help meet first-order mission of public broadcasting. I’m pleased to report that the Independent Strategy Task Force has emerged from months of conversation to deliver a new 10 p.m. primetime slot on Monday nights for Independent Lens and POV.  This is great news

  5. ITVS Interactive Projects Awarded NEA Funding

    April 27, 2012

    The National Endowment for the Arts has selected two ITVS interactive projects to receive funding through its Arts in Media Grants.  This week, the National Endowment for the Arts announced projects selected for funding through its Arts in Media Grants Program. We're proud to announce that two interactive projects, funded through ITVS’s Project 360