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  1. Global Voices Channel on Hulu

    April 29, 2009

    ITVS and PBS partner Hulu recently launched the Global Voices Channel, featuring 18 full-length episodes from the first season. Global Voices offers an international perspective through intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe. A great success in the online video world, Hulu

  2. Public Launch of the Independent Digital Distribution Lab

    April 6, 2009

    In honor of our new “Independent Digital Distribution Lab,” which we’re publicly launching this week, here are three reasons the Internet is GREAT for filmmakers: 1. Distribution: easy and cheap! 2. Niche markets and social networks at your fingertips! 3. Kiss the middlemen goodbye! And here are three reasons the Internet is TERRIBLE for filmmakers:

  3. Digital Distribution: Bill Rose, THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS

    March 12, 2009

    With over 20 years of experience producing and directing documentaries and short films, Bill Rose’s work has been seen on television, the big screen and the film festival circuit. Today, Rose has come to embrace online distribution; his documentary THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS is available on various platforms through the Digital Distribution Lab, a

  4. New Digital Initiative Report: Scott Kirsner’s Case Study for I.O.U.S.A.

    March 3, 2009

    To keep up with the shifting landscape of new technology, ITVS commissioned author Scott Kirsner to find out what independent filmmakers are doing in the field. Wordplay filmmaker Patrick Creadon’s latest documentary, I.O.U.S.A., focuses on the precarious state of the country’s finances. Creadon found an unusual partner for the film: the Peter G.

  5. “Media as a Global Diplomat” Videos and Recap

    February 27, 2009

    With a new administration in office, improving the U.S. image abroad and creating more opportunities for Americans to connect with people around the world through new technologies have taken on greater urgency in American foreign policy. President Barack Obama’s debut TV interview was with the Arab TV network Al-Arabiya. Secretary of State Hillary