Eschewing convention in pursuit of his passions, Alvin Ailey’s choreography and his eponymous group of performers defined modern dance with a signature style.
From acclaimed independent films to groundbreaking interactive stories. See the projects we help drive and create.
We fund untold stories that reach millions of people on public television and beyond. Our award-winning films premiere on Independent Lens, POV, American Masters, and FRONTLINE.
Recent film Projects
A groundbreaking documentary series embedded inside the long shot election and tumultuous first term of Larry Krasner, Philadelphia's unapologetic District Attorney, and his experiment to upend the criminal justice system from the inside out.
A young man’s transformative journey from a diagnosis of severe autism at age three to his dream job, dancing in an all-male ballet company.
Meet ITVS Filmmakers
Yu Gu is an award-winning filmmaker born in Chongqing, China, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Yu’s short, personal documentary, A Moth in Spring premiered at Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto and traveled to over a dozen international film festivals before being distributed by HBO.
Ursula Liang is a journalist who has told stories in a wide range of media. She has worked for The New York Times Op-Docs, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Asia Pacific Forum on WBAI, StirTV, The Jax Show, Hyphen magazine and freelances as a film and television producer (Tough Love (POV), Wo Ai Ni Mommy (POV), UFC Countdown, UFC Primetime)… Show more and story consultant. The New York Times described her debut feature 9-Man as “an absorbing documentary.” The film won numerous awards, including the CAAMFest 2015 Grand Jury prize, and aired on public television’s America ReFramed series. Liang also works for the film publicity company, the 2050 Group, is a founding member of the Filipino American Museum and sits on the advisory board of the Dynasty Project. Show less
Kelsey Peterson is an artist, advocate, and C6 quadriplegic. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Montana in 2008, and later her yoga teacher certification from CorePower Yoga. Her path was tragically interrupted when she sustained a spinal cord injury in 2012 and became paralyzed from the chest down. Since then, she unexpectedly… Show more continues to dance, now from a wheelchair. She is currently lead choreographer and dancer on a live music and dance production which features differently-abled artists, called A Cripple’s Dance. As a first-time filmmaker, she finds that her choreographic background lends to the art of storytelling, which she leans on in her documentary film, SUBMERGED. She looks forward to continuing artistic advocacy that challenges stigmas and stereotypes regarding those with disabilities, and moving the effort for a cure forward. Over the past nine years, Daniel Klein has been making award-winning documentary shorts, tv series, and branded content around the world. In producing these 200+ projects, he has learned how to efficiently and creatively research, produce, edit and distribute a wide variety of high quality content. In the process, he has built a brand from an idea into an internationally recognized series with tens of millions of views. Show less
Digital & Interactive
We’re creating new ways to share stories.
Recent Digital & Interactive Projects
One man dance party Howard Mordoh, a longtime fixture of the LA concert scene, copes with the cancelled concerts and isolation of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For residents of the Triangle Square retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning—a celebration of the lives and legacies of a trailblazing LGBTQ generation.
Michael was a ballet prodigy with his career ahead of him, but when life doesn’t go as planned, he finds refuge from trauma and liberation as his alter ego, Russian ballet instructor, Madame Olga.