Lois Vossen, executive producer of the PBS long-running doc strand ‘Independent Lens,’ has been named to the Television Academy Board of Governors. She will serve as governor of the Documentary Programming Peer Group until Dec. 31, 2018.
Vossen’s responsibilities at ‘Independent Lens’ include commissioning new films, programming the series and working with filmmakers on editorial and broadcast concerns. She has been with the PBS prime time series since its inception.
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, and (T)error, among others.
Prior to joining PBS, Vossen was associate managing director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She has served, among others, on the jury at Shanghai Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, DOC New Zealand and Palm Springs International Film Festival.