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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. Thursday on Independent Lens: We Were Here

    June 13, 2012

    BTB spoke with filmmaker David Weissman about his documentary We Were Here, which airs Thursday, June 14 on Independent Lens.We Were Here documents the arrival in San Francisco of what was then called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic, as well as the broad political and

  3. ITVS Puts the ‘Independent’ in the Independent Spirit Awards

    February 24, 2012

    The Interrupters, Where Soldiers Come From, We Were Here, and Hell and Back Again were among the documentaries nominated for this year's Independent Spirit Awards.With the Academy Awards right around the corner, it is important to remember that the Independent Spirit Awards are also this weekend. ITVS has four films nominated, The Interrupters and We

  4. ITVS in the News

    December 27, 2011

    A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, Realscreen.com, and more…The New York Times: Dot Earth Blog: If a Tree Falls, Can it win an Oscar? ...an extraordinary documentary by the brilliant young filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman that explores the prosecution of members of the Earth Liberation Front for a series of costly arson fires. The

  5. Four ITVS Films Up for Independent Spirit Awards

    November 30, 2011

    Among the docs nominated are: The Interrupters, Where Soldiers Come From, We Were Here, and Hell and Back Again — the last two will air this season on Independent Lens.Join ITVS in congratulating all the filmmakers and check out the trailers after the jump.Hell and Back Again By Danfung Dennis (Director/Producer), Mike Lerner (Producer), Martin Herring