Today is the 4th day of our 5-day online discussion on The D-Word with key staffers from the Independent Television Service (ITVS). It's a rare opportunity for doc makers to get their questions answered and glean insights into the submission and decision-making process of one of the biggest funders around (and not just for U.S. projects).
We've been extremely impressed by the generosity and candor of our special guests: Joy-Marie Scott - Programming Coordinator, ITVS International; Cynthia Kane - Programming Mngr, ITVS International; Karim Ahmad - Programming Coordinator for Open Call; and Kathryn Washington - Programming Manager for Diversity Development Fund.
The discussion will remain archived on The D-Word, but if you have specific questions to ask then get your virtual butt over there by Friday afternoon.
Speaking of archived discussions, one of our best took place in 2003 with St. Clair Bourne on The Art of the Historical Documentary. We were all shocked and deeply saddened to hear of St. Clair's recent passing. It's a huge loss for the global documentary community.