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  1. Live Chat on DDF Funding

    October 25, 2011

    This year's deadline for the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) falls on November 11. On Tuesday, November 1 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking questions from interested applicants in a live chat on BTB.   The DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to independent producers of color to develop

  2. New AIR Initiative Seeks Innovative Media Makers

    October 25, 2011

    Localore — a new initiative from The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) — is recruiting innovative producers to lead public stations in ways beyond broadcast. Calling all independent media makers (yes, we’re talking to you filmmakers)! Do you want to explore new ways of telling your story? Do you have an idea that takes advantage of both

  3. ITVS Announces Funding for Eight International Productions through The Global Perspectives Project

    October 24, 2011

    ITVS has contracted with eight international documentary projects from its 2011 International Call. The next International Call deadline is December 9, 2011.In the Shadow of the Sun by filmmakers Harry Freeland and Brian Hill are among the eight international projects slated to receive ITVS funding.ITVS announced that it has contracted with eight

  4. Deadline for ITVS International Call on Dec. 9, 2011

    October 17, 2011

    ITVS International Call promotes the exchange of compelling documentary films between the United States and other nations, going beyond stereotypes and headline news. ITVS International enables independent producers from outside the United States to create documentaries for U.S. television. Through International Call, global storytellers

  5. Notes from Orientation: Producers Learn the Ropes at Camp ITVS

    August 3, 2010

    ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Last week, ITVS hosted nearly a dozen filmmakers who were recently awarded Open Call funding. Among the troops was Andy Schocken, producer and director of photography, of The World in a Room. Here he wraps up ITVS’s crash