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  1. For Royal Rodgers, Perseverance Is Key

    August 26, 2019

    We spoke with Royal Rodgers, whose project Hollywood’s Architect was among the very first films to receive ITVS development funding in 2004, and is due at last to air on PBS in 2020.

  2. How "Oil & Water" Came Together

    September 17, 2014

    Guest post by the directors of the ITVS-funded documentary Oil & Water.

  3. Behind the Scenes of Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

    March 17, 2010

    Augie and Gino were living the American dream –– raised and educated in the United States and proud veterans of the military. But in 1999, these two brothers were forced to leave the only country they’d ever known and had pledged to protect. Airing next Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS, filmmaker Monika Navarro goes on a journey across

  4. Behind the Scenes: Girls On The Wall with Filmmaker Heather Ross

    January 1, 2010

    This month, Girls on the Wall airs on public television (check local listings). The film follows a group of incarcerated teenage girls who are given a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical. Learn more about filmmaker Heather Ross’s professional background, how she discovered this unique story, and some of the recent press coverage the film

  5. Behind the Scenes: GOING ON 13

    August 18, 2009

    GOING ON 13 follows four urban girls of color over the span of four years, from their uncomplicated elementary school lives to the crowded halls of middle school, where they confront sex, chat rooms and the powerful influence of popular culture. Check out the behind-the-scenes clip below where filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez meet up