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#docchat: “How to Get Your Film on Public Television” with POV’s VP of Programming & Production Chris White

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Update: This #docchat has ended (watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFB04fyKJ7o). Thank you to all who participated and submitted questions.

Public television has been a home to great independent documentaries for many years, but how you get your film on programs such as POV? What are broadcasters looking for in your submissions? Which broadcaster should you submit to, and when in your process?

POV’s Vice President of Programming & Production Chris White will be joining #docchat next Tuesday, June 10, 2014, on Google+ from 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT), answering questions about getting your film on POV and other public television outlets.

Submit your questions early by posting on the Google+ page or in the comments below.

Here is an overview of the event:

Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page.

When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 1-2 PM (10-11 AM PT).

Who: Chris White, POV Vice President of Programming & Production, will be taking your questions.

How: Go to the Google+ event page to watch the live video. Let us know you’re coming and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on Google+, on this post or by tweeting with the hashtag #docchat. If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. Download the app for iOS or Android devices. If you miss the event, revisit this page later for a video of the discussion.

And don’t forget to submit your film to POV’s 2015 Broadcast Season Call for Entries by June 30, 2014!

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.