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  1. Notes from Orientation 2011: A Filmmaker’s Take

    February 23, 2011

    Doc filmmaker Reuben Atlas reflects on ITVS’ latest producers orientation for Open Call fundingI heard the letters I-T-V-S for the first time about three years ago, sitting in the audience at a panel on documentary financing. One of the panelists, an Oscar winner, had just responded to the question of how he financed his film by holding up his MasterCard.

  2. San Francisco Gets a Peek at Academy Award-Nominated Waste Land

    February 18, 2011

    Filmmaker Lucy Walker attended a screening in SF on Wednesday Lucy Walker’s Oscar-nominated doc Waste Land will have its broadcast premiere April 19 on Independent Lens on PBS, but San Francisco got a sneak peak this week in an exclusive screening and reception. ITVS co-hosted a screening of Waste Land this past Wednesday as the film and its director Lucy

  3. Marwencol: A Love Story by Independent Lens

    February 14, 2011

    FILMMAKERS JEFF MALMBERG AND CHRIS SHELLEN REFLECT ON THEIR FIRST INDEPENDENT LENS ENCOUNTER  On this Valentines Day, BTB pulls back the curtain on the filmmakers of Marwencol: director Jeff Marlmberg and his producer and wife Chris Shellen. The filmmaking pair first saw each other across the room at an Independent Lens party and the rest is well…just

  4. Live Chat on Historic Changes in Egypt by ITVS and PBS NewsHour

    February 10, 2011

    JOIN US NEXT TUESDAY FOR A TEACHERS GUIDE TO THE UNREST IN EGYPT MODERATED BY NEWSHOUR'S HARI SREENIVSAN Join the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and PBS NewsHour for a live online discussion to provide background and context to the current political situation in Egypt next Tuesday, February 15 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT (8 PM in Egypt) on

  5. Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker Chats Live with ITVS

    February 9, 2011

    WASTE LAND DIRECTOR DISCUSSES FILM AND OSCAR NOMINATION Live Chat with Lucy Walker Filmmaker Lucy Walker will be joining us for a live chat on Wednesday, February 9 at 1 PM (Pacific) to talk about her film Waste Land. The documentary, which airs April 19 on Independent Lens has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film follows