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  1. Half-Dozen ITVS Films Selected by American Library Association

    January 13, 2011

    The American Library Association (ALA) has published its 2011 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. Six ITVS films are among the documentaries selected: • Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity • Garbage Dreams • Herb

  2. Art Films from Independent Lens on Display at TCA

    January 7, 2011

    This weekend, Independent Lens will prominently feature three art-related programs at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California. Building on the system-wide arts programming initiative led by PBS, the panel presentation represents three of four films to premiere in April 2011 on Independent Lens as part of Artist

  3. Lessons from the Lab: Driving The Parking Lot Movie

    January 6, 2011

    IndiesLab Director Davin Hutchins runs through the digital successes achieved by the Independent Lens film, The Parking Lot Movie. For those of you who aren’t aware of the mission of IndiesLab, it is a joint initiative of ITVS and PBS and our goal is to test and devise strategies for filmmaker success on emerging online distribution platforms. Our

  4. Independent Lens Unveils Winter/Spring Lineup of First-Rate Films

    January 4, 2011

    Independent Lens is back with an all-star winter/spring 2011 lineup. Hosted by America Fererra, the winter/spring season kicks off on Tuesday, January 4, 2010 with Dylan Williams’s Men who Swim, a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swimming team. This

  5. What Makes PBS Different than Network TV?

    December 28, 2010

    A loyal and growing number of Americans choose to support public television. Flagship programs like Independent Lens continue to produce some of the most innovative and groundbreaking content on-air and online. But PBS is actually almost entirely a different animal than, say, CBS, or Fox, or even CNN. But what makes PBS so different from cable or network