The Independent Television Service (ITVS) seeks applications for the Open Call funding initiative.
Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories.
Open Call accepts:
- Single programs of standard broadcast length (half-hour or one-hour). In rare cases, when a filmmaker’s skills, subject, and story structure warrant it, ITVS will consider programs at feature lengths.
- Programs that can be completed within one year of contract
Application will open on July 10, 2015. The deadline for receiving all application materials is August 7th, 2015, 4pm Pacific Time.
ITVS will be hosting Live Chats:
Creating Competitive Work Samples – July 1st
Writing the ITVS Treatment – July 6th
Budgeting for ITVS – July 15th
Open Call Live Chat – July 28th
Programming Manager N’Jeri Eaton and Senior Production Manager David Eisenberg will be on hand to answer your questions, from treatments to budgets and all that falls between.
For information about the live chats scheduled click on link below:
Open Call Webinars: How to Craft Work Samples, Treatments, and Budgets that Get Your Film Funded
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For more information visit: http://www.itvs.org/funding/open-call