We continue our in depth coverage of the Single Doc Economy…
Where can independent doc creators go:
- For a shot at nearly $2.5 million in funding?
- And for a highly-promoted U.S. slot that averages 1.2 million weekly viewers?
Independent Lens is one of the first stops.
We continue our in depth coverage of Independent Lens with a look at the successful projects for 2012.
Independent Lens (1/3: Nearly $2.5 Million for Indie Docs. How Many? How to Get It?
- The pipeline
- License fees, and much more
Independent Lens (2/3): The Filters. Who Decides? Acquisition Process.
- Curatorial vision
- The critical Timeline for submissions
- The decision-making process
- Deliverables, and more
The 2012 lineup follows. (Check local PBS station listings.)
February 2, 2012 – “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock”
Produced and directed by Sharon LaCruise
February 9, 2012 – “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975”
Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson
February 16, 2012 – “More Than A Month”
Produced and Directed by Shukree Hassan Tilghman
March 29, 2012 – “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t”
Produced and directed by Scott Kirschenbaum
April 5, 2012 – “Being Elmo”
Produced and directed by Constance Marks
April 12, 2012 – “When the Drum is Beating”
Produced and directed by Whitney Dow
April 19, 2012 – “Revenge of the Electric Car”
Directed by Chris Paine
April 26, 2012 – “Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison”
Producer and directed by Doug Hawes-Davis
May 3, 2012 – “Circo”
Produced by directed by Aaron Schock
May 10, 2012 – “Summer Pasture”
A film by Lynn True, Nelson Walker III, and Tsering Perlo
May 17, 2012 – “Precious Knowledge”
Directed by Ari Palos
May 24, 2012 – “Hell and Back Again”
Directed by Danfung Dennis
May 31, 2012 – “Left by the Ship”
Produced and Directed by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati
June 7, 2012 – “We Were Here”
Directed by David Weissman
July 2012 (date TBA) – “Strong!”
Produced and directed by Julie Wyman
For more information about “Independent Lens,” visit www.pbs.org/independentlens.
We covered the other great PBS strand POV in comparable depth:
- Inside POV: The Flagship PBS Documentary Strand
- Inside PBS’s POV Strand (2/2): Filters & Selection Process
- POV: The PBS Doc Strand Announces the 2011 Schedule
The State of the Single Doc Economy
- Ann Rose’s “5 Takeaways from IFP’s Independent Film Week“
- Did I read “GLUT”?
History Makers International
The History Explosion: New Channels & New Audiences
The first official session of History Makers International presents the significant new opportunities for History program makers worldwide.
Piero A. Corsini, Series Producer, Rai Educational
Peter Gaffney, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy, Scheduling and Acquisitions, History & H2
Dirk Hoogstra, Senior Vice President, Development and Programming, History & H2
Peter Hamilton, DocumentaryTelevision.com