You'd think the Independent Television Service (ITVS) would be universally adored by filmmakers. Now 10 years old, it's got significant cash and cachet, providing over $7 million each year to between 30 and 40 projects destined for public television. What's more, it was created by independent filmmakers. Their persistent lobbying of Congress led the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to redirect some of its federal dollars toward this new entity, created to fund more diverse and risky programming. But filmmakers' feelings about ITVS (subject of a MOMA retrospective July 5 through 22) are far more complicated... More >>>