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  1. A Filmmaker’s Embrace of Nonlinear Storytelling

    March 30, 2012

    Musa Syeed is one of the hottest up and coming filmmaking talents in the U.S. His work includes documentaries such as A Son's Sacrifice, Bronx Princess, and a narrative feature, Valley of Saints — which is currently on the festival circuit. He has also been experimenting with new, interactive forms of storytelling, and we asked him to write about his

  2. The ITVS Indies Roundup

    March 30, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. The director of the classic Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder, gave Cameron Crowe some thoughtful filmmaking advice in the 1990s. Though Wilder was talking about screenwriting, his list applies to documentary filmmaking as well, including such gems as “Grab 'em by the throat and

  3. Last Call to Apply for a U.S. INPUT Producer Fellowship

    March 26, 2012

    The deadline for applications to attend the 2012 INPUT in Sydney, Australia is Tuesday, April 2, 2012.A limited number of INPUT 2012 Producer Fellowships will be awarded to U.S. public media producers to attend INPUT in Sydney, Australia on May 7 – 12, 2012. For more information about the U.S. INPUT Producer Fellowship application process, visit U.S INPUT

  4. POV's 2012 Documentary Lineup Revealed

    March 26, 2012

    POV has just announced the slate of documentaries for its 25th season on PBS, starting in June. Since POV went on the air in 1988, it has championed the documentary art form, offering filmmakers a venue to take creative risks. It's where you've seen work from documentary greats including Errol Morris, Jonathan Demme, Albert and David Maysles, Michael

  5. ITVS in the News

    March 22, 2012

    Coverage of ITVS from The New York Times and PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler. The New York Times: PBS Agrees to Revisit Documentary Schedule Under intense public pressure from independent documentary filmmakers, including a Twitter campaign, PBS on Thursday agreed to find a new home next season for the award-winning film series “Independent Lens” and