DEVELOPING PROJECTS FOR ITVS
With Richard Saiz
Part of IFP/Chicago’s 2011 Producers’ Series
February 25th, 2011
As the single biggest funder of independent documentaries on television, the Independent Television Service is indispensable for filmmakers seeking major funding for their projects.
This three-hour seminar hosted by IFP, is a rare opportunity for independent directors and producers to learn the essential concepts and principles that could help make your documentary project more competitive. Case studies, video samples, and valuable handouts will help prepare you for the Open Call application process.
Richard Saiz is Senior Programming Manager for ITVS, managing Open Call, the organization’s largest funding initiative. Each year, he reviews more than 400 proposals from independent filmmakers throughout the country. He has more than 35 years experience as a broadcast journalist, producer, director and writer. His documentaries have won numerous awards, including the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton and Best TV Documentary from the San Francisco International Film Festival.
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