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  1. ITVS Kicks Off the New Year With TCA Press Tour

    January 24, 2013

    Another Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour has come and gone, with ITVS programs taking up a significant portion of the PBS lineup! With panels for Independent Lens (featuring The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights and The House I Live In), Kind Hearted Woman (a FRONTLINE and Independent Lens co-presentation), and

  2. An Insider's Guide to Sundance

    January 22, 2013

    Independent Lens' founding series producer, Lois Vossen, offers her advice on how to survive the landmark festival in Park City, and talks about some of the recent PBS hits that got their start at Sundance. A longtime Sundance Veteran, Vossen winds up seeing up to five films a day as she scours the town for new talent in documentary film.Click here to see more

  3. Establishing a Content Strategy for the Future

    October 18, 2012

    ITVS teams adapt and work together to better serve producers in a dynamic, chaotic media environment.Five years ago, as the opportunities for creating and distributing content in a multi-platform, cross-media environment were compounding, the funding and rights management environment intensifying, we strategized internally on how to best support

  4. Mondays Just Got Real: Now Independent Lens Kicks Off Your Week

    September 17, 2012

    Following this morning’s announcement that the 11th season of Independent Lens will be hosted by acclaimed actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci, senior series producer Lois Vossen offers audiences a sneak peak into the upcoming season. The 11th season of Independent Lens comprises 22 extraordinary documentaries—including new work by Academy and Emmy

  5. PBS Shines Light on Independents at 2012 Annual Meeting

    May 23, 2012

    Each spring, PBS hosts its Annual Meeting, an opportunity for people from across the public television landscape to come together and see what worked the year before and look ahead to what the coming year holds.  The PBS Annual Meeting is attended by public television station staff including general managers, programmers, outreach and publicity staff,