ITVS is committing today to publish key data that we provide each fiscal year to our Board and made possible through the ongoing support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We’re proud of our record of representation—on our Board, on our staff, and among our ITVS-funded filmmakers—and strive to improve. A 2017 analysis by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University found that the filmmakers, places, people, and topics in 10+ years of ITVS documentaries reflect the country we live in. Today, we’re sharing our BIPOC representation (for the fiscal year 2019) in solidarity with other media organizations.
Chair, ITVS Board of Directors
Director of Programming, PBS Wisconsin
—Sally Jo Fifer
President & CEO, ITVS
From our blog
June 30, 2022
Independent Lens and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Louisville Courier Journal (LCJ) raised awareness of Kentucky's Persistent Felony Offender (PFO) through a collaboration between independent filmmakers and journalists. The investigative series drew a link between the law's enhanced sentencing terms to the state’s high and growing prison…
June 1, 2022
Documentary storytelling increased understanding about the inequities in the U.S. justice system.
The Supervising Producer Partnership: How CJ Hunt Found the Arc for "Neutral Ground" While Working with ITVSApril 12, 2022
How do filmmakers and ITVS supervising producers work together in their back-and-forth partnership?To best explain CJ Hunt's partnership with ITVS, we wanted to have him in the same room with three-time Emmy-nominated ITVS Supervising Producer Shana Swanson to explore what it meant to work together as funder and maker. Hunt made his feature film debut…