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  1. From “Television’s Independent Voice” to “Public Media’s”

    May 17, 2011

    Sally Jo Fifer explains why the times call for a new tagline.  Since 1991, the work and mission of ITVS has been reflected in our simple tagline: “Television’s Independent Voice.”  Twenty years later, after careful consideration, we have made a small but important change, becoming “Public Media’s Independent Voice.” The most obvious reason for this

  2. Newly Tapped Independent Lens Doc Screens Tuesday at Cannes

    May 16, 2011

    The Black Power Mixtape, directed by Göran Hugo Olsson, will screen Tuesday at the Cannes International Film Festival. The documentary will air next season on Independent Lens. The documentary examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying

  3. Deadline News Indies Can Use

    May 6, 2011

    One of BTB’s chief responsibilities is to keep an eye out for news the independent producer can use. With that in mind, we asked our Programming Department to highlight upcoming deadlines for us — featuring funding opportunities, festival deadlines, and other things you may find helpful. These will be for both U.S. and international producers … Enjoy and

  4. Fighting for the Public Square

    May 4, 2011

    Sally Jo Fifer explains why — now more than ever — our democracy depends on the in-depth, diverse, and nuanced stories of independent filmmakers.  Beyond the Box trumpets the work of independent filmmakers, and rightly so. Amid the posts, an occasional report from the organization about the organization seems in order — and not just because ITVS is

  5. America Ferrera Makes PBS Programming a Habit

    March 22, 2011

    The Independent Lens host lists a few reasons why Public Television is more important today than ever before.          Art, history, science, news, and great documentaries are among the many reasons to make PBS a habit. No cable subscription required! Catch host America Ferrera Tuesday night’s on Independent Lens and tune in next week for the inspirational