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  1. ITVS Appoints Shaady Salehi as Managing Director of Distribution and Audience Development

    February 24, 2015

    Independent Television Service is excited to announce that Shaady Salehi, previously Executive Director of Active Voice, has been appointed Managing Director of Distribution and Audience Development.

  2. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    January 25, 2013

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Female directors are way more likely to have directed a documentary at Sundance than a narrative film — 34.5 percent of documentaries were directed by women, compared to 16.9 percent of narrative films in the last decade of the festival. One filmmaker at Sundance, Sarah Polley,

  3. Death of the DVD Part Two: Filmmakers' Reflections

    November 21, 2012

    ITVS's Rebecca Huval discusses research, news, and trends that come out of ITVS’s IndiesLab. While DVDs fade in importance and profitability, how do filmmakers manage? Two ITVS directors offered their perspectives: Isaac Solotaroff, director of Wham! Bam! Islam!, and Anne Makepeace, We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân, have used different coping

  4. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    November 16, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. When it comes to online film distribution, you probably know about Facebook and Twitter. Update your outlook by learning what the new players — such as Sparkwise, Slated, Tugg, and reddit — can do for documentary filmmakers. San Francisco’s DOCFEST rages on at the Roxie Theater

  5. The Longoria Affair Nominated for an Emmy

    July 18, 2011

    The Longoria Affair (El caso Longoria) — which aired this past November on Independent Lens — has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Historical Programming Long Form category. The film examines the refusal of a Texas funeral home to care for the body of WWII Mexican American soldier. Filmmaker John Valadez spoke with Independent Lens about the