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  1. New Primetime Home for Indie Series Emerges From Independent Strategy Task Force Meetings

    May 9, 2012

    ITVS president and CEO Sally Jo Fifer applauds year-round Monday slot on PBS core schedule to help meet first-order mission of public broadcasting. I’m pleased to report that the Independent Strategy Task Force has emerged from months of conversation to deliver a new 10 p.m. primetime slot on Monday nights for Independent Lens and POV.  This is great news

  2. Doc U: The Future of Docs on PBS

    May 7, 2012

    On Thursday, May 10th, Independent Lens Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen will be speaking at the panel “Doc U: The Future of Docs on PBS” in Los Angeles. The event will be presented by the International Documentary Association.Independent Lens and POV have continually provided a broadcast slot of independent documentary films on PBS. In May 2011, due to

  3. How to Get Your Film on Public Television

    April 24, 2012

    POV Series Producer Yance Ford will be hosting a Twitter chat this Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT, answering questions about how to get your film on public television.How does a filmmaker navigate the public television submission process? What do series' look for in a film? Should I wait until I have a fine cut to submit? A public television

  4. POV's 2012 Documentary Lineup Revealed

    March 26, 2012

    POV has just announced the slate of documentaries for its 25th season on PBS, starting in June. Since POV went on the air in 1988, it has championed the documentary art form, offering filmmakers a venue to take creative risks. It's where you've seen work from documentary greats including Errol Morris, Jonathan Demme, Albert and David Maysles, Michael

  5. ITVS in the News

    March 19, 2012

    Coverage of ITVS and Independent Lens from Monday's edition of The New York Times.The New York Times: PBS Shifts in Time Slots Hurts Series of Films The home page of in recent days has highlighted a new feature, the PBS Online Film Festival. But the prime-time schedule for PBS this television season has, in the eyes of some, effectively marginalized