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  1. ITVS International Call Profile: Kaspar Astrup Schroder

    October 26, 2011

    This year's ITVS International Call deadline is approaching on December 9, 2011. Leading up to the date, BTB will rollout several interviews with international filmmakers who have received ITVS support. Up first is Kaspar Astrup Schroder, who received funding for his documentary I Want to Cheer Up Ltd. The filmmaker joined us via Skype (forgive the

  2. Filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff on Wham! Bam! Islam!

    October 19, 2011

    Director Isaac Solotaroff  talks about using Wham! Bam! Islam! and the recently released Hunt For the Noor Stone Interactive game to promote cultural understanding. The interactive game, Hunt for the Noor Stone, just launched and features an in-depth, standards-aligned study guide for middle school students. The inspiration for the game came

  3. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Brad Lichtenstein’s Doc, As Goes Janesville

    September 28, 2011

    ITVS recently approved funding for As Goes Janesville, which tells the the story of what happens when GM leaves Janesville, Wisconsin. From laid off workers to political and business leaders, the documentary shows how a community rebuilds and reinvents itself. As Goes Janesville follows the lives of dislocated workers, business entrepreneurs and

  4. Veteran Producer Raymond Telles Receives 2011 ALMA Award

    September 23, 2011

    The prestigious ALMA awards  promote accurate and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. Raymond Telles was recently lauded with a  ALMA award for Outstanding Career Achievement.  Telles’s distinguished 30-year career as a documentary filmmaker includes three ITVS-funded films: The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the

  5. Interview with The Hayloft Gang Filmmaker Stephen Parry

    August 31, 2011

    Narrated by NPR's Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang tells the story of one of early radio's most popular programs: the National Barn Dance and ITVS’s Kate Sullivan Green recently sat down with Directror/Producer Stephen Parry to talk about the film. Read the interview below, watch The Hayloft Gang on PBS throughout September (check local listings), and