pbs needs indies

Stand with Independents on PBS

We encourage all of our fans to watch the new season of Independent Lens on Mondays at 10pm on PBS. The series begins October 8th with As Goes Janesville.

Earlier this year, the successful PBS Needs Indies campaign saw filmmakers and fans unite in support of independent documentary on PBS, urging them to reconsider scheduling and promotion for Independent Lens and P.O.V. You made this new timeslot happen, so we hope you can spread the word about it!


Gordon Quinn to speak at Doc U: The Future of Docs on PBS

On May 10th, founding member and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films Gordon Quinn will be speaking at the panel "Doc U: The Future of Docs on PBS" in Los Angeles. The panel, sponsored by the International Documentary Association, will address the future of public broadcasting and independent documentary programming in light of recent heavy cuts to PBS' nonfiction programming by the National Endowment for the Arts and uncertainties regarding the scheduling of two PBS programs, Independent Lens and POV. Quinn will be joined by Simon Kilmurry (executive director of American Documentary | POV), Brenda Brkusic (executive producer of PBS SoCal), and Lyn Goldfarb (Academy Award-nominated documentarian). Register to attend.

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