A sampling of coverage from The New York Times, indieWIRE, NPR and more…
New York Times: A TV Project Planned on Female Leadership The Independent Television Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up for a three-year, 50-film project called “Women and Girls Lead,” which will put a documentary spotlight on leadership roles of women and girls and the challenges they face in the United States and worldwide. Continue Reading >>>
indieWIRE Blog – Women and Hollywood: ITVS Launches Women and Girls Lead This is “a major public media initiative that uses independent films to focus, educate, and connect audiences in support of women and girl’s leadership and development around the world.” There will also be an educational outreach component to the project and they will partner with organizations like the Girl Scouts that focus on these issues. Continue Reading >>>
Reelscreen.com: ITVS, CPB take on Half the Sky The two-part, four-hour broadcast will air on PBS’ Independent Lens during the fall of 2012 and will function as a cornerstone of ITVS’ “Women and Girls Lead” project, a multi-year campaign geared towards using documentaries to aid in increasing leadership and development of girls and women worldwide. Continue Reading >>>
The Wrap: Geena Davis: Too Many Women Serve as Eye Candy Onscreen Actress Geena Davis says women have been disproportionately represented in film for decades and is working with the industry and a new public media initiative to improve gender equity in media. Continue Reading >>>
NPR’s Tell Me More: Small Town Navigates Demographic Shift Welcome to Shelbyville premieres tonight on PBS' series Independent Lens. The documentary shows how Shelbyville, Tenn. residents adjust to a growing Latino population and the integration of Muslim Somali refugees. Host Michel Martin speaks with Welcome to Shelbyville director Kim Snyder and Miguel Gonzalez, one of the people profiled in the film. Continue Reading >>>
From our blog
ITVS Launches NEH-supported $1.7 Million Fellowship for Independent Filmmakers and Advisors Working in the HumanitiesOctober 5, 2021
How can supporting a diverse cohort of 20 filmmakers for one year bring new perspectives to documentary filmmaking and the humanities?
September 29, 2021
PBS’s award-winning documentary anthology series Independent Lens, in association with ITVS, today announced films released under its banner have been honored with two News and Documentary Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).We are so pleased to salute the producers of these documentaries, which aired on…
September 2, 2021
ITVS robust 2021 edition of its Independents Summit was jam-packed with panels of ITVS-funded filmmakers, industry partners, PBS reps, and thought leaders asking, What does "now" look like for documentary makers in a rapidly changing media landscape? Read on for our recap.