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Award-Winning Film THE BAD KIDS Premieres on PBS 3/20 Award-Winning Film THE BAD KIDS Premieres on PBS 3/20
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking,The Bad Kids premieres on Independent Lens Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, 2/14 Sneak Peek - TOWER Premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS on PBS, 2/14
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2017

Directed by Keith Maitland, the film premieres on INDEPENDENT LENS Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS.... (more...)
Filmrise Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Rights to SUPERGIRL Filmrise Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Rights to SUPERGIRL
by Movies News Desk - January 23, 2017

FilmRise on Friday announced its acquirement of the exclusive worldwide rights to SUPERGIRL. The film will screen at Slamdance 2017 tomorrow, Saturday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 24th.... (more...)
PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience... (more...)
Remembering MLK Jr. & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Remembering MLK Jr. & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2017

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...)
Meet the Real 'Mad Men' on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Meet the Real 'Mad Men' on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2017

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 Loos at Past and Present of Nuclear World with Special Programming PBS Loos at Past and Present of Nuclear World with Special Programming
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2016

How can we safely contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances on earth? What happens when weapons built to deter slip from our control? And why is a simple rock-uranium- the most powerful substance on Earth?... (more...)
Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Today, October 25... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25 PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - October 05, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom.... (more...)
Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25 Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25
by TV News Desk - September 13, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25... (more...)
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...)
New Five-Part Documentary Series FILMS BYKIDS Premieres on Thirteen Tonight New Five-Part Documentary Series FILMS BYKIDS Premieres on Thirteen Tonight
by TV News Desk - January 24, 2016

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...)
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...)