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  1. What Makes a Good Work-in-Progress? Part 1: Early Production

    January 4, 2013

    With the ITVS Open Call deadline right around the corner (next week in fact!), BTB brings you the first in a three part series breaking down the elusive ‘work-in-progress’. Here at ITVS, one of the most asked questions is "What Makes a Good Work in Progress?" Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. The answer can vary depending on what material you have,

  2. Black History Month? There's an App for That!

    February 17, 2012

    Shukree Tilghman, the director of the Independent Lens film More Than a Month, speaks with Hari Sreenivasen from PBS NewsHour about the iPhone app, called More Than a Mapp, which his team has developed to crowdsource and showcase important African American historical sites.  Much like the apps that help you find a nearby cup of coffee or ATM, the More Than A

  3. PBS NewsHour & IL Present: A Social Screening of More Than a Month

    February 15, 2012

    Following the PBS broadcast premiere on Independent Lens — a social screening of the film will start at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Friday, February 17. Filmmaker Shukree Tighlman will participate in the event, which is being produced in partnership by PBS NewsHour and Independent Lens. Follow this link to participate in the screening.        Watch End Black

  4. ITVS Heads into High Gear for Black History Month

    January 31, 2012

    The organization has supported a slate of documentaries that shine a unique light on the history of African American activism. Several of the films will air this month on Independent Lens.   February is Black History Month.  It’s an important time for public media, because the heritage months — as artificial as they seem to some, including ITVS-funded