The ITVS Indie Roundup

Posted on October 12, 2012

A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval.

 

And you thought the logistics of your documentary were complicated. To produce The Iran Job, Till Schauder had to stuff the footage of his documentary in his underwear while traveling to duck the U.S. embargo against Iran. The movie, about American basketballers playing in Iran, opens this fall. Frontline has found innovative ways to repurpose leftover footage. For The Choice 2012, a biographical doc about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, the series did more than 100 interviews. Instead of letting those go to waste, Frontline has produced the one-on-ones in a multimedia package of oral histories. If you’re interested in writing a blockbuster feature, Raindance has broken it down into five simple steps

The juicy shortlist for the 2013 Oscar nominations in the short documentary category have been announced, including a short by Detropia filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Retool your toolbelt. Columbia Journalism Review has come up with essential digital tools for today's journalist. If you’re hitting a mental wall, call it a night. Here are 11 creative breakthroughs that groundbreaking innovators have had in their sleep, including DNA and Jack Nicklaus' golf swing, courtesy of Mental Floss.

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    ITVS announced today that it will launch a search for its next chief executive officer to succeed Sally Jo Fifer. She will remain in her role until the board hires and onboards a new President and CEO.“What a gift it has been these past 22 years to serve film artists who engage and transform our hearts and minds — make us more empathetic, more just, more wise,”

  2. ITVS & FWD-Doc Working to Improve Disability Representation On and Off Screen

    December 8, 2022

    ITVS and FWD-Doc collaborated on the analysis of data on disability representation in documentary films. Both organizations are addressing structural inequities, and through separate projects and collective efforts, change is afoot. Read more in this new joint report.

  3. We Remember Julia Reichert

    December 2, 2022

    By ITVS StaffIt is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we write of the passing of documentary filmmaker extraordinaire Julia Reichert, after a lengthy journey with cancer.  Julia was so much a part of the documentary landscape for decades that it would be difficult to properly summarize all of her important contributions to film. She was a member of the