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  1. Independent Lens and ITVS Receive Eight News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

    July 12, 2013

    The News and Documentary Emmy nominations are in and several Independent Lens docs and ITVS-funded films have been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Danfung Dennis' Hell and Back Again — which had previously been nominated for an Oscar — was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy. The film intimately traces a Marine's rough

  2. Brad Lichtenstein on How BizVizz Can Help You Shop Smarter

    February 5, 2013

     Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, the man behind the new app BizVizzBizVizz is a brand-new free iPhone app that makes corporate behavior transparent and available to all. Just snap a picture of a brand’s logo or bar code, and presto: A simple, graphic screen tells you the financial truth about 300 of America’s largest corporations. Independent Lens sat

  3. Introducing BizVizz: A Corporate Responsibility App Inspired by ‘As Goes Janesville’

    February 4, 2013

    Inspired by the Independent Lens film As Goes Janesville, the BizVizz app serves as the transmedia component of the documentary, enlightening users how specific companies behave when it comes to corporate and social responsibility. There’s a scene in As Goes Janesville (airing tonight on Independent Lens), towards the end, where the city council

  4. What Makes a Good Work-in-Progress? Part 2: The Veteran Filmmaker

    January 6, 2013

    The ITVS Open Call deadline is only five days away, making it the perfect time to read the next installment of our ‘work –in-progress’ series. Submitting an enticing ‘work-in-progress’ can be difficult, even for the veteran filmmaker. Today, we bring you As Goes Janesville’s  Brad Lichtenstein, who despite having vast filmmaking experience, had to

  5. Announcing the Seventh Season of Community Cinema

    August 22, 2012

    Drum roll, please.... ITVS is excited to announce the seventh season of Community Cinema, which offers free screenings for communities nationwide! Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide kick starts the seventh season of Community CinemaJoin Community Cinema this season as they kick-off the screening series with Half