Getting Your Doc on TV with P.O.V.'s Yance Ford
For over 20 years, P.O.V. has been an elite broadcast outlet for independent documentaries, and the standard-bearer for excellence in public broadcasting. DCTV & Shooting People are proud to present an evening with P.O.V. Series Producer Yance Ford, who since 2002 has been a principal player in the curation of the series. Join us as Yance offers advice on submitting your documentary to P.O.V., insight on the curation process, and tips on pitching and marketing your doc and yourself to potential broadcasters.
Dont miss this opportunity to meet and speak directly with an influential figure in documentary acquisition/distribution, and to get the inside scoop on getting your doc on TV.
About Yance Ford (Series Producer, P.O.V. | American Documentary):
Yance Ford works closely with P.O.V.s executive director and programming director, to evaluate films submitted to P.O.V. She is instrumental in curating the series, a showcase of acclaimed documentary film on PBS. Ford frequently represents P.O.V. | American Documentary at conferences, festivals and markets, procuring work from filmmakers both nationally and internationally. Ford oversees P.O.V.s annual call for entries which yields upwards of one thousand entries, and coordinates P.O.V.s annual programming advisory board. Ford is also a Programming Consultant and Pre Screener for film festivals around the country including the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and the production workshop at Third World Newsreel.
P.O.V. (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. P.O.V. premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, P.O.V. has presented over 225 films to public television audiences across the country. P.O.V. films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
P.O.V. films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 18 Emmys, ten George Foster Peabody Awards, eight Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, 17 Cine Golden Eagles and the Prix-Italia.
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