‘Independent Lens’ ups Lois Vossen to executive producer

'Independent Lens' commissioner Lois Vossen has been promoted to executive producer as the PBS doc strand prepares to kick off its 14th season this fall.
August 26, 2015

PBS documentary strand ‘Independent Lens’ has promoted Lois Vossen to executive producer.

Formerly deputy executive producer, Vossen commissions new work and curates the strand, which has received eight News & Documentary Emmy Awards, two Primetime Emmys and 15 George Foster Peabody Awards during her tenure.

Prior to joining ‘Independent Lens,’ Vossen worked as associate MD for the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She has also served on juries at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, the Toronto International Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, among others.

“This season we’re looking forward to additional support from PBS, which has renewed its commitment to independent film by increasing social media marketing and more funding to acquire streaming rights, allowing us to compete more effectively in the marketplace,” Vossen said in a statement.

‘Independent Lens’ will kick off its 14th season on November 9 with Debra Granik’s portrait of Vietnam veteran Ron Hall, Stray Dog.

Other docs set to air this season include Stanley Nelson‘s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Leslee Udwin’s India’s Daughter, Laura Pacheco’s East of Salinas, Matt Fuller’s Autism in Love, Ravi and Geeta Patel’s Meet the Patels and Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn’s In Football We Trust.

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