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  1. Frederick Wiseman on Public Televison

    June 16, 2011

    Acclaimed Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has a long history of producing for public television. Earlier this year, the director dropped by ITVS and offered a few thoughts on what makes the public system unique. Wiseman's latest film, Boxing Gym, premieres Thursday, June 16, on PBS (check local listings).  The legendary filmmaker recently fielded some

  2. Watch Frederick Wiseman's Documentary Boxing Gym Tonight on PBS

    June 16, 2011

    Acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores the dichotomous role of the boxing gym in modern cities — a place of violence, but also discipline; the site of fights, but also of community. Boxing Gym premieres Thursday, June 16, on PBS (check local listings).   Boxing is a sport of contradictions. It can be bloody, hurtful, and cruel, but at the same time

  3. Frederick Wiseman Puts the Gloves On

    October 21, 2010

    The ITVS-funded Boxing Gym by acclaimed filmmaker Frederick Wiseman starts its national theatrical run this Friday, October 22 at the IFC Center in New York. Wiseman’s hypnotic new film is about an Austin, Texas institution: Lord's Gym, which was founded 16 years ago by professional boxer Richard Lord. People of all ages, races, ethnicities, and social

  4. Lois Vossen on Emmy Honors for the Fourth Estate

    September 28, 2010

    Independent Lens Series Producer and ITVS Vice President, Lois Vossen, was on hand Monday night in New York for the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Earlier today she filed this report for BTB, on an evening that bestowed plenty of laurels on public television. A warm September rain didn't dampen the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The