2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Doc Distribution: Get Up to Speed with PBS Indies: Presented by PBS

Tuesday, March 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Capital Ballroom B
701 Congress Ave


You’ve given your blood, sweat, and tears to complete your independent film, but the process doesn’t end once you call cut. Now you’re faced with the task of actually getting it seen. While some distribution choices are obvious, there’s one you might be overlooking: public media. With access to 98% of American households and the opportunity to be a part of national engagement programs, public media is a great fit for producers looking to expand cultural awareness, spark dialogue, and evoke civic participation. In this panel, filmmakers who’ve chosen this route will share why they made this choice and how it affected the reach, revenue, and impact of their project. PBS, WORLD Channel, ITVS, and POV will all be on hand to help you discover if public media is the answer you’ve been searching for.


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Byron Hurt


God Bless the Child Productions LLC

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexist activist. Hurt is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated series, "REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT." His documentary, Hi...

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Donald Thoms

VP Programming/General Audience


Liz Cheng


WORLD Channel

Marshall Curry

Documentary filmmaker

Marshall Curry Productions

Marshall Curry got his start directing, shooting, and editing with the highly-acclaimed Street Fight (POV 2005), which was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His next film, Racing Dreams (...

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Yance Ford


Yanceville Films LLC

Director and Producer Yance Ford was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2011 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She is a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Award...

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