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2006 Video indies' association, AIVF, closes its doors.
Mark Lewis: This producer's not chicken to tackle domestic beasts
Contrasting views in study for CPB — radio indie v. program buyer: Who's that freak across the table?
The producers of A Lion in the House knew the subject all too well: With eyes and heart wide open
2005 Tensions, triumphs in Golden State form basis for indies' California series
2004 The Raymonds' camera rolls and the closet door opens again
Major project launched by an indie: StoryCorps to hit the road, collecting intimate tales
Indies on DVDs: Renters see docs on disc through Netflix window
Hall, advocate for independent producers, dies at 74.
Radio Exchange, an online showcase for radio indies, begins operation.
down the walls and let some light in!" writes indie Danny Schechter,
who struggled with public TV for broadcast of the series South Africa Now
and Rights & Wrongs.
Schechter is one
of two indies who produce docs on the Florida election mess of 2000. One is
cool and carried, his is hot and not.
After Henry Hampton's
death, his company falters and a new team finishes his last series, This
Far by Faith.
Current Q&A with ITVS Director
Sally Jo Fifer.
Indies Thomas Boyd and Ann Sternberg
produce Rock 'n' Roots.
Alvarez and Andrew Kolker dare to produce People Like Us, with a subject
as touchy as it is funny.
A master of observational docs: Wiseman at work in Idaho state legislature
Sally Jo Fifer hired to head ITVS, succeeding
the late James Yee.
David Isay bypasses pubradio's gatekeepers with The Execution Tapes.
Isay profiled. [Isay's Yiddish
Radio Project, 2002.]
resonate with new president of PBS, Pat Mitchell, a onetime indie.
PBS adopt video diaries as a regular genre? ITVS veteran Ellen Schneider tries
unsuccessfully to establish Right Here, Right Now. [Schneider
proposes a similar series in 1995 commentary.]
John Forde develops
a media literacy series, Mental Engineering, on a shoestring.
Radio College website
aims to be an "on ramp" for indie radio producers.
Link TV, a satellite channel co-founded by ITVS, is chosen to air on the DirecTV
DBS service. [Earlier
Indies — the Kitchen
Sisters and Jay Allison — develop a successful recurring feature on
NPR, Lost and Found Sound. [They
develop a World Trade Center memorial, 2002.]
Race, love and family:
Jennifer Fox's epic: what divides us, what unites us.
of Fair Practices for Working with Freelance Radio Producers, published by
Association of Independents in Radio and Producers' Advocacy Group.
Sutherland, an indie working with Frontline, produces one of PBS's
most appreciated observational docs, The Farmer's Wife.
Orlando Bagwell produces
a history of slavery. [Bagwell
Indies produce most segments
of WNET's City Arts and City Life series.
Fred Wiseman's novelistic samplings of reality
TV's lobbying organization seeks to free CPB of mandate to fund ITVS.
A rare indie series that's
politically conservative: National Desk. [In
1999, the show takes on feminism.]
Though it's produced by the major pubradio
station in Chicago, Ira Glass's This American Life became a prominent
venue for independents.
Hollywood stars and fervent fans, the independently produced children's series
Rabbit Ears Radio falls into financial distress.
Kahn: a son looks back on his father's blacklisting.
producers of Hoop Dreams have a long haul to the small screen.
Audio producer Dmae Roberts profiled.
1993 Complaint against program forces presenting station to take sides: Review finds factual flaws in The Liberators
Hampton, producer of Eyes on the Prize, profiled. [Obituary,
Music from the Hearts of Space celebrates its 10th anniversary.
indies object as PBS moves to sign up home-video rights for more programming.
first director, John Schott, announces its first round of grants.
What happened when two
public TV managers risked airing Tongues Untied. [Other
public TV execs discuss the show in 1992.]
By its fifth season,
P.O.V. had become a regular part of viewers' summers.
PBS and P.O.V. drop
a hot potato, Stop the Church, an indie doc featuring a clash between
gay activists and the Catholic Church. Some stations air it anyway.
Marlon Riggs tells why
he made the expressionistic doc Tongues Untied about a class of people
that most Americans would like to "erase."
Many stations reject
or delay airing Riggs' Tongues Untied.
ITVS Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws.
Three Larrys were at the heart of
lobbying to put ITVS into law.
CPB and ITVS negotiate who will pay expenses
to run ITVS office.
CPB and independents agree on first ITVS Board
mandates creation of ITVS as part of a multiyear bill reauthorizing federal
support for CPB.
House committee approves amendment that will
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