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  1. 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

  2. Filmmaker Notes from Orientation, Summer 2011

    August 1, 2011

    Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein attended ITVS’s latest producers orientation for Open Call funding and was kind enough to share his notes.  We're producers. We're used to 13-hour days, right? Actually, I heard nary a complaint. Instead, what I heard was praise and genuine joy for an opportunity to be with fellow filmmakers in an atmosphere of celebration

  3. Funding Deadline: Open Call Applications Due July 29

    July 15, 2011

    The deadline for ITVS's biggest funding opportunity, Open Call, is in two weeks on Friday, July 29. Last month, we announced our new digital application process, but it's worth reiterating some main points to help you on your way. Read on... 1. Read the How To Apply page. Some requirements have changed, particularly regarding previous work samples and the

  4. Open Call Funding Application Goes Digital

    June 15, 2011

    As ITVS moves into its 20th year, the organization's largest funding initiative, Open Call, is making the switch to digital. Starting this summer, all materials must be submitted online, including video. What are the benefits of doing this? • Faster and more streamlined communication with ITVS staff. • Ability to track the progress of your project

  5. From Low Budget to Gold Statuette

    November 17, 2010

    Filmmaker Heather Ross recently picked up an Emmy for her film Girls on the Wall, which was a recipient of ITVS’s Open Call. Ross fills in the picture for BTB on the journey that led to the award. Six years ago, I moved to a faraway city and started shooting a documentary with the naïve idea that the rest of the pieces would fall into place. The film, Girls on the