The final stop of PBS’s series of discussions with independent filmmakers replaced the rant-at-the-mic format of earlier events by assembling members of Chicago’s film community into groups and encouraging them to listen to one another. [Read more] via Current.org
Updates and statements from the Indie Caucus.
"It was all smiles, applause, and communal spirit at the Chicago Cultural Center on Monday, where the third and final stop in PBS' 'Listening Tour' took place to discuss the fate of independent documentaries on public television." [Read more] via IndieWire
"Ultimately, the growing prominence of documentaries in the TV lineups goes beyond ratings and funding. For one thing, as [Ken] Burns points out, There’s an obvious fatigue in the old dramatic plotlines. They’re familiar. We know the seven or eight plotlines out there, and we’re not being satisfied.' Truth, as the cliché goes, is stranger than fiction." [Read more] via Boston Globe
"The ongoing debate between PBS and independent filmmakers about the place of their work within the network’s national schedule found yet another forum in a SXSW session." [Read more] via Current.org
Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film. Learn more and RSVP here.