Independent Television Service (ITVS)
ITVS funds, presents and promotes documentaries, dramas and web content from independent producers to bring stories of underrepresented communities to public television series such as Independent Lens, POV, American Masters, Frontline, American Experience, America ReFramed, Global Voices, among others.
Of the films ITVS supported last year, 78 percent were made by filmmakers of color and half were by women. Its cinematic digital platform OVEE allows viewers to watch streaming PBS video and chat with each other, panelists and filmmakers. And its national engagement network Indies Lens Pop-Up screens films in 75 cities.