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    Eunice Lau Accepts the Call to Tell Powerful Stories

    August 6, 2020

    Filmmaker Eunice Lau talks about how to draw an audience in using different cinematic techniques, applying for ITVS's Diversity Development Fund, and the risks involved when tackling the subject of terrorism for her film "Accept the Call."

  2. 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.

  3. Establishing a Content Strategy for the Future

    October 18, 2012

    ITVS teams adapt and work together to better serve producers in a dynamic, chaotic media environment.Five years ago, as the opportunities for creating and distributing content in a multi-platform, cross-media environment were compounding, the funding and rights management environment intensifying, we strategized internally on how to best support

  4. Live Chat with Karim Ahmad on DDF Funding

    November 9, 2010

    With the Diversity Development Fund (DDF) deadline approaching this Friday, ITVS Programming Manager Karim Ahmad will be taking your DDF questions today from NOON to 1:00pm PST in a live chat. All questions are welcome on the application process; tips on writing a compelling treatment; what ITVS staff is looking for; what happens if you're funded, etc,

  5. Tip of the Day: Find That Film!

    June 16, 2010

    Want to see where that hot new indie film is playing near you? Search by zip code at and find out how close your favorite independent films are to you. Local listings and video clips are all available online. Browse the titles most interesting to you with our "find films" feature here.