The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.
It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here: https://pbslisteningtourchicago.eventbrite.com
If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.
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!
Kartemquin is delighted that PBS today announced a new regular spot on their schedule - Mondays at 10pm - for documentary strands Independent Lens and POV.
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.
The filmmakers' movement to support public television's public purpose and mission has now moved to a new level, with the formation of a steering committee and full participation by the International Documentary Association, the world's leading member organization promoting documentary film.