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US Programs Selected for INPUT and US Producer Fellowships Available!

By A. Shumaker

INPUT facilitators having fun and stuff themselves in booths

Don't get stuck in a box! Explore the hottest trends in new TV formats and storytelling on multiple platforms and technology. Interact with your international public media colleagues in lively screening sessions facilitated by fellow producers from around the world.   Join us for for creative inspiration and incredible networking opportunities at INPUT 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece on May 7 - 11. 

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers

By A. Shumaker

Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America’s Founding Fathers | SCETV Presents

Liberty & Slavery by A. Troy Thomas and Christopher P. Marshall

Revolutionary America was a place of extraordinary paradox. America's Founding Fathers were men  yearning for a nation of individual liberty and unprecedented independence.  Thomas Jefferson expressed this desire for freedom from England in the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by writing: 

REEL SOUTH Season Two Preview

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Darius Rucker

REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series, a coproduction of UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV and the Southern Documentary Fund, premieres weekly on ETV on Thursday nights beginning January 5 (check local listings).

U.S. INPUT Call for Submissions for INPUT 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece

By A. Shumaker

Manuel Jimenez Morales an interactive producer from Spain at INPUT 2016

U.S. INPUT PRE-SELECTION CALL FOR SUBMISSION for Thessaloniki, Greece – May 7 – 11, 2017
Deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

INPUT has organized international television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event — held annually in a different country — encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programs from around the world. 

US INPUT Producer Fellowships Awarded and US Programs at INPUT

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delegates in screening session

A limited number of US INPUT Producer Fellowships were awarded on a competitive basis to US based pubilc media producers to attend INPUT 2016 in Calgary on May 8 - 12th.  Congratulations to the following producers:

US INPUT FELLOWS 2016

Alexis Aggrey                    
Independent Producer – Washington, DC

Tracy DuFlo                        
Station Producer - WPBS, Watertown, NY

Ellen Barnard                    
Independent Producer, Atlanta, GA

Circle Unbroken - A Gullah Journey from Africa to America

By A. Shumaker

Circle Unbroken

  75% of all enslaved Africans coming to America came in through the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, South Carolina. The result of this mingling of slaves from West Africa with the plantation culture awaiting them in America became Gullah; the genesis and taproot of African American culture.