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  1. ITVS Funds Diverse Filmmakers Through Open Call

    February 26, 2016

    In its 25th year, ITVS is committed to open access, transparency, and diversity. In that spirit, ITVS is proud to release filmmaker statistics from our first round of Open Call funding in 2016. Over 300 filmmakers applied for ITVS’ Open Call; 48 percent were women and 40 percent were filmmakers of color. First-time applicants made up 42 percent of funded

  2. ITVS Announces Diversity Development Funded Films

    September 23, 2015

    ITVS is pleased to announce 10 projects have been selected for development funding out of 158 submissions through the ITVS Diversity Development Fund. The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. The next round of DDF

  3. Creating a More Diverse Rolodex: Using Social Media As a Sourcing Tool

    December 13, 2011

    On his second day on the job, NPR’s new President & CEO Gary Knell tweeted, “Diversity is essential. We must reflect more of America, be accessible & relevant.” One way NPR is increasing diversity is through social media.    Join NPR and NCME on Wednesday, December 14 at 2pm ET / 11am PT for a webinar on using social media to increase the diversity of

  4. Live Chat on DDF Funding

    October 25, 2011

    This year's deadline for the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) falls on November 11. On Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking questions from interested applicants in a live chat on BTB.   The DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop

  5. Live Chat with Karim Ahmad on DDF Funding

    November 9, 2010

    With the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) deadline approaching this Friday, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking your DDF questions today from NOON to 1:00pm PST in a live chat. All questions are welcome on the application process; tips on writing a compelling treatment; what ITVS staff is looking for; what happens if you're funded, etc,