IDA's Doc U: The Future of Docs On PBS

PBS has long been an important outlet for independent documentary programming. Through POV and Independent Lens, millions of households gain free access to doc programming that addresses the most important issues of our time. However, the landscape is shifting for these programs, as PBS just announced a change in schedule for both series, resulting in less favorable and inconsistent timeslots. With these shifting realities, as well as significant cuts in funding to PBS’ nonfiction programming from the National Endowment for the Arts — what does the future hold for both independent documentary films and public broadcasting? What can you do to impact the decisions and changes being made right now? IDA invites you to join Simon Kilmurry (Executive Producer of American Documentary | POV), Lyn Goldfarb (award-winning documentary director and producer) and Gordon Quinn (Artistic Director/founding member of Kartemquin Films) in a discussion on the changing outlook, and opportunities for growth in independent PBS doc programming. The evening’s on-stage conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A, and a reception on the Cinefamily’s backyard Spanish patio!

NOTE: we are unfortunately unable to offer Cinefamily members discounted admission to this event.