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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. Late Night Oscar Diaries from Independent Lens

    February 27, 2012

    Independent Lens Series Producer Lois Vossen attended Sunday night’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was there to support two nominated films for Best Documentary feature: Independent Lens' Hell and Back Again and the ITVS-funded If a Tree Falls (which aired on POV). The documentary Undefeated wound up taking the prize. Still, Lois had a blast and as

  3. Independent Lens Celebrates Hollywood Classics

    December 29, 2011

    The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public and advice from the National Film Preservation Board, selects 25 films each year to add to the Registry. These Amazing Shadows goes behind the scenes to show the discussions, the debates, and the drama that surround this selection process.              Watch These Amazing Shadows, by filmmakers Paul

  4. Up Next on IL: These Amazing Shadows

    December 28, 2011

    Independent Lens Founding Series Producer Lois Vossen sets up filmmakers Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton's documentary, These Amazing Shadows, which premieres on Thursday, December 29, on PBS. The documentary weaves clips from America's most-beloved films with moving personal tales of how specific films have reflected our culture and changed lives.

  5. Reel Injun Revisited on Independent Lens

    November 24, 2011

    Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian by Neil Diamond — which premiered on Independent Lens last season — is an exciting, insightful and entertaining documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people (“The Indians”) in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. The film earned a George Foster Peabody Award