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  1. Diversity Development Fund Live Chat

    August 22, 2012

    On Thursday, August 23 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET, ITVS Programming Coordinator N’Jeri Eaton will be taking questions from interested Diversity Development Fund applicants in a live chat right here on Beyond the Box.

  2. Find Your Audience: Building Long-Term Engagement with Passionate Viewers

    August 7, 2012

    ITVS's Rebecca Huval discusses research, news, and trends that come out of ITVS’s IndiesLab. Documentary filmmakers have complex motivations for producing films. Unlike the makers of, say, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, most nonfiction directors want their viewers to do more than simply pay for theatre tickets. They’re after long-term

  3. An Inside Look Into Producer Orientation

    August 1, 2012

    Last week, Juli Vizza was one of eleven filmmakers who gathered in ITVS’s San Francisco headquarters to attend the latest round of producer orientation for Open Call funding.   A crash course in the public television system. That’s how I would describe the week-long orientation with ITVS. In most cases, if you’ve ever had a film financed and distributed

  4. The Karate Kid Takes on Global Voices

    July 27, 2012

    A young Muslim Israeli is trapped between her passion for karate and religious tradition in Shadya, airing this Sunday on Global Voices on the WORLD Channel (check local listings). Directed by Roy Westler, the film takes place in Northern Israel and profiles a 17-year-old charismatic karate champion. Shadya is a rare breed, a feminist in a

  5. Losing an Acrobat: A Filmmaker Update

    July 17, 2012

    The ITVS-funded documentary Acrobat premiered Sunday on Global Voices. After the tragic passing of the film’s central character, Fabrice Champion, filmmaker Olivier Meyrou reflects on his time with Fabrice. The version of Acrobat that recently premiered on Global Voices wrapped about a year ago, however, with the support of the film’s producer,