The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on August 24, 2012

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.


Did you know that, to make an animated character look realistic, Disney animators coined the principle of “follow through,” when a character’s hair bounces back after they’ve come to a stop? Learn more about the fascinating history of animation through this week’s PBS Off Book: The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics.

  It’s a man’s movie world. “For the top 250 domestic films of 2011, only 18 percent of behind-the-camera positions, including producer and director, were held by women,” according to the New York Times. Join the debate about how women can gain cachet in the industry. Get excited. The Toronto Film Festival opens September 6th, and Indiewire published the full lineup of films.

Check out these postcards from the early 1900s, featuring proto Photoshop skills. One postcard, “Bringing in the Sheaves, A Common Scene On An Okla Farm,” includes mammoth corncobs and cabbage. Here’s some inspiration to start your weekend: How to Be an Explorer of the World, courtesy of Brainpickings. One representative gem of a quote: “The imagination needs moodling — long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling, and puttering.” — Brenda Ueland. 

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  1. ITVS Names Antonia Carew-Watts Vice President of Business Affairs

    November 8, 2021

    ITVS is pleased to welcome Antonia Carew-Watts as our new Vice President of Business Affairs. In her new role, she will lead a team focusing on strategic deals and relationships with the San Francisco nonprofit’s partners and oversee business and legal affairs across ITVS units, brands, multiplatform assets and events. In addition, Carew-Watts will

  2. Seeking Justice: Belly of the Beast’s Impactful Engagement Strategy

    November 2, 2021

    Belly of the Beast, which premiered on Independent Lens in November 2020, exposes illegal sterilizations and reproductive injustices in California prisons. The film follows Kelli Dillon, who was involuntarily sterilized at the age of 24 while incarcerated, as she teams up with human rights lawyer Cynthia Chandler to fight for reproductive

  3. Remembering Michael Shiro

    October 29, 2021

    Remembering the life and impact of longtime ITVS Controller Michael Shiro, who died age 59 on October 22, 2021.