Lois Vossen

Independent Lens Executive Producer

Independent Lens executive producer Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen is the Executive Producer of Independent Lens and has been with the show since its inception as a primetime series on PBS. Lois is responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series and working with filmmakers on editorial and broadcast issues. Independent Lens films have received 17 Emmy Awards, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards and eight Academy Award nominations. The series was honored in 2013, 2014, 2015  and 2017 with the International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Series. Before joining ITVS, Lois was the Associate Managing Director of Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. Lois is a member of the Television Academy Board of Governors, representing the documentary branch. She has served on the jury at Shanghai Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, DOC New Zealand and Palm Springs International Film Festival, among others.

Under her leadership, films funded or presented on Independent Lens include I Am Not Your Negro, TOWER, The Force, Newtown, Best of Enemies, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, (T)ERROR, The Waiting Room, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, God Loves Uganda, Hell and Back Again, Waste Land, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and The Weather Underground, among many others.