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  1. Next on BTB Live: All About International Call

    November 22, 2010

    ATTENTION all non-U.S. filmmakers, the new International Call deadline of December 10, 2010 is quickly approaching. Join us this Wednesday November 24 for a live chat here at 5 AM Pacific Standard Time. ITVS Programming Manager Cynthia Kane will be taking your questions so be sure and find out what time the chat is for you. All questions are welcome on the

  2. Live Chat with Karim Ahmad on DDF Funding

    November 9, 2010

    With the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) deadline approaching this Friday, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking your DDF questions today from NOON to 1:00pm PST in a live chat. All questions are welcome on the application process; tips on writing a compelling treatment; what ITVS staff is looking for; what happens if you're funded, etc,

  3. The Parking Lot Movie: Filmmaker Interview

    September 17, 2010

    Filmmaker Meghan Eckman spoke to BTB this week about her film The Parking Lot Movie, which premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, October 19th. The film will also be screened tonight in San Francisco at the parking lot across from The Good Hotel at 7 PM.Congratulations on your film. Give us a little background on the movie and what inspired you to make

  4. The Making of Independent Lens

    September 10, 2010

    With the September 24 deadline for Independent Lens approaching, and the new season premiering next month, BTB has decided to give you an intimate, inside look at how the Emmy Award-wining series gets made. Lois Vossen is the show’s series producer and vice president of ITVS. We sat down with her recently to learn about the curating process behind the

  5. Revisiting Borat Territory

    September 3, 2010

    What happened to the villagers who were misled into appearing as backward and ignorant Kazakhs in the film Borat? We find out in Carmen Meets Borat, airing Sunday, September 5 on Global Voices on PBS WORLD. Director Mercedes Stalenhoef follows the life of 17-year-old Carmen, who dreams of skipping town for a better life in Spain. Her plans to emigrate are