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  1. Tips on Attending IFP with Senior Programming Manager Richard Saiz

    September 22, 2009

    After debuting with a program in the 1979 New York Film Festival, the nonprofit IFP has evolved into the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, and also the premier advocate for them. Richard Saiz, senior programming manager at the Independent Television Service (ITVS) offers tips for those who are attending the IFP market

  2. Independent Lens on PBS Announces Maggie Gyllenhaal as New Host

    September 21, 2009

     The secret is out! A brand new season of Independent Lens begins on Tuesday, October 13, and we're thrilled to have acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal as this season's host. No stranger to the indie film world, Gyllenhaal has starred in a wide-range of films including Secretary (2002), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination playing opposite

  3. Donate Life California and ITVS Partner for D TOUR Community Cinema Screening

    September 17, 2009

    Currently there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, of which 20,000 on the wait list live in California. Due to a lack of donors, 18 patients die every day awaiting a second chance at life. Donate Life California and ITVS have recently partnered to spread awareness about organ donation for the upcoming Community Cinema

  4. Annual Remembrance: Filmmakers Reflect on 9/11

    September 11, 2009

    In remembrance of the events that occurred on September 11, ITVS invited independent media producers from across the United States to explore responses to the question,"How has your life changed after 9/11?” Promoting understanding and compassion in our communities, these 9/11 moments—34 one-minute spots—capture heartfelt reactions to the tragedy

  5. CARE Hosts Power to the Peaceful Festival

    September 9, 2009

    Looking for something to do this weekend in San Francisco? Join ITVS and CARE at the 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Concert and Global Action Forum & Celebration. For the past 10 years Michael Franti, singer/activist and ambassador for the global humanitarian organization CARE, has hosted the free event. This year, more than 70,000 attendees are