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PBS Debuts GOLD STAR Video for PBS Online Film Festival PBS Debuts GOLD STAR Video for PBS Online Film Festival
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2016

The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The festival has become a popular annual online event, attracting more than 1.5 million video streams over the first four years, as well as nominations in the Webby Awards.... (more...)
Fifth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 25 Independent Short Films Fifth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 25 Independent Short Films
by TV News Desk - July 01, 2016

PBS announced that the PBS Online Film Festival will return for a fifth year on July 11-29, 2016, and will feature 25 short-form independent films from a broad spectrum of public media stations and partners.... (more...)
Acclaimed Boxing Documentary T-REX to Premiere on PBS This August Acclaimed Boxing Documentary T-REX to Premiere on PBS This August
by TV News Desk - June 27, 2016

ZCDC and The Film Collaborative are honored to announce the VOD release of the acclaimed boxing documentary T-REX.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Sets Projects for Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs & New Theatre-Makers Residency Sundance Institute Sets Projects for Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs & New Theatre-Makers Residency
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected 25 projects to participate in its Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs and new Theatre-Makers Residency, which will take place concurrently this summer in the mountains of the Sundance Resort in Utah. The confluence of these three artist development prog... (more...)
Award-Winning Documentary T-REX  Available Now on Vimeo on Demand Award-Winning Documentary T-REX Available Now on Vimeo on Demand
by TV News Desk - June 01, 2016

ZCDC and The Film Collaborative are honored to announce the long-awaited theatrical release of the award-winning documentary T-REX.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Ut... (more...)
Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - April 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016.... (more...)
PBS to Present 2-Night TV Special Event ARMED IN AMERICA This May PBS to Present 2-Night TV Special Event ARMED IN AMERICA This May
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2016

PBS announced today that ARMED IN AMERICA, a special two-night television event exploring the nation's rising gun violence, is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, 2016.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere New Documentary DEMOCRATS, 4/18 PBS to Premiere New Documentary DEMOCRATS, 4/18
by TV News Desk - April 04, 2016

Directed by Camilla Nielsson and winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Democrats premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, April 18, 2016, 10:00-12:00 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
FilmRise Acquires Sundance Documentary THE BAD KIDS FilmRise Acquires Sundance Documentary THE BAD KIDS
by Movies News Desk - March 23, 2016

Film and television distributor FilmRise today announced that it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the Sundance Film Festival documentary, THE BAD KDIS.... (more...)
PBS Announces News, Documentary and Digital Programming for ELECTION 2016 PBS Announces News, Documentary and Digital Programming for ELECTION 2016
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2016

PBS announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour today its plans for PBS Election 2016, a comprehensive schedule of news, public affairs, documentary and corresponding digital programming.... (more...)
New Five-Part Documentary Series FILMS BYKIDS to Premiere on Thirteen, 1/24 New Five-Part Documentary Series FILMS BYKIDS to Premiere on Thirteen, 1/24
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2015

Their World. Their Films. These words best define the new five-part series, FILMS BYKIDS, a partnership between THIRTEEN, the flagship station of PBS, and BYkids, a non-profit organization, to bring the voice of five young filmmakers from different cultures to a wider audience through the power and ... (more...)
Director Debora Granik & More Set for Next METROFOCUS Director Debora Granik & More Set for Next METROFOCUS
by TV News Desk - November 09, 2015

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
PBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring Programming PBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - October 19, 2015

PBS' winter/spring primetime schedule offers a number of exciting new beginnings, awaited returns and a few goodbyes: most notably to one of television's most beloved dramas, “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE... (more...)
Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District.... (more...)
David W. Ross to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of QUINCEANERA at Outfest David W. Ross to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of QUINCEANERA at Outfest
by Movies News Desk - July 10, 2015

Award-winning actor David W. Ross will be attending Outfest for the 10th anniversary screening of Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's film Quinceañera, winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at The Sundance Film Festival.... (more...)
Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS Tonight Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS Tonight
by TV News Desk - June 15, 2015

Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan.... (more...)
Walt Disney Tribute Among PBS' 2015 Fall Primetime Schedule Walt Disney Tribute Among PBS' 2015 Fall Primetime Schedule
by TV News Desk - June 04, 2015

PBS' Fall 2015 primetime schedule offers delights in all genres - from drama to the performing arts to sumptuous nature and science programs... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2015

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922).... (more...)
Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 6/15 Film 'Limited Partnership' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 6/15
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Limited Partnership chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere True Story of Unsolved FBI Case '1971', 5/18 PBS to Premiere True Story of Unsolved FBI Case '1971', 5/18
by TV News Desk - April 20, 2015

On March 8, 1971, a band of suburban parents, university professors, and community leaders broke into a small FBI field office in Media, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia.... (more...)
Bill Kurtis to Host New Daily Series THROUGH THE DECADES Bill Kurtis to Host New Daily Series THROUGH THE DECADES
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2015

DECADES, the new multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announced today that Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and storyteller Bill Kurtis is set to host the network's new daily one-hour original series “Through the Decades.”... (more...)
PBS' Independent Lens to Present Three-Part Series A PATH APPEARS, Beg. 1/26 PBS' Independent Lens to Present Three-Part Series A PATH APPEARS, Beg. 1/26
by TV News Desk - December 29, 2014

Based on the most recent book by Kristof and WuDunn entitled A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, the three-part series premieres as a special presentation of Independent Lens on three consecutive Monday nights, January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET... (more...)







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