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  1. ITVS Announces Funding for 30 Mosques in 30 States Project

    August 24, 2011

    30 Mosques in 30 States is a unique, multimedia portrait of diverse Muslim communities throughout America. Part travel blog, part photo essay, part video diary, and part mobile application, 30 Mosques in 30 States is an original documentary experience developed by digital media producers Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq – two young Muslim Americans who set out

  2. Live Coverage of PBS at TCA Press Tour

    July 30, 2011

    This weekend, PBS will present some of this year's lineup at the TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles. BTB is at The Beverly Hilton and will be relaying updates from the conference in a series of live posts.<a

  3. Public Media Invests in Games for Change

    July 1, 2011

    The ITVS-funded Garbage Dreams Game was recognized at this year's eight annual Games for Change Festival in New York City. Matthew Meschery heads up ITVS' digital initiatives and participated in one of the festival's panel, entitled "Public Media and Games." So, what does public media have to do with games? Well, with the exception of PBS Kids, there are

  4. FOCUS ON: No-budget filmmaking with Mark Thiedeman

    June 21, 2011

    FOCUS ON is a regular interview series profiling independent filmmakers and their projects. Up this week is Mark Thiedeman, who has directed many short films and one feature film, The Scoundrel. His new feature, Last Summer, is currently in development and is scheduled to shoot in Arkansas in August.What is the least amount of money you've spent on a

  5. Vilmos Zsigmond Answers Your Questions

    June 29, 2010

    Iconic cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond — DP on such classics as The Deer Hunter, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind— sat down with Independent Lens to answer a few of the questions the audience posed to him earlier this season. Find out who his favorite directors and fellow cinematographers are, what’s wrong with American film