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  1. MacArthur Foundation Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals

    August 16, 2012

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is accepting proposals for documentary film and transmedia projects between Monday, August 6, 2012 and Friday, September 7, 2012. The program seeks to fund documentary projects that address the significant social challenges of our time or explore important but under-reported topics. Domestic and

  2. An Inside Look Into Producer Orientation

    August 1, 2012

    Last week, Juli Vizza was one of eleven filmmakers who gathered in ITVS’s San Francisco headquarters to attend the latest round of producer orientation for Open Call funding.   A crash course in the public television system. That’s how I would describe the week-long orientation with ITVS. In most cases, if you’ve ever had a film financed and distributed

  3. Funding Deadline: Open Call Applications Due June 29

    June 26, 2012

    The deadline for ITVS's biggest funding opportunity, Open Call, is on Friday, June 29. Learn how to submit a digital application here.Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call

  4. A Determined Filmmaker Returns to Open Call

    February 16, 2012

    Filmmaker Judith Helfand's latest documentary Cooked was one of a dozen projects accepted into ITVS's latest round of Open Call funding. She offered BTB this roundup of the producer's orientation, held last week in San Francisco.I started writing this amidst the din of the one week orientation for filmmakers funded through ITVS’ most recent Open Call.

  5. Looking In: An Update from ITVS Production

    October 7, 2011

    Managing Director of Production Richard O’Connell, provides the first in a series of updates on some of the latest initiatives for independents at ITVS. Welcome to the first in a series of updates on the production side of the public media world at large — in particular at ITVS, where our production team is working with filmmakers on more than 150 programs