‘Independent Lens’ Names New Executive Producer

Aug 26, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The highly regarded PBS documentary series “Independent Lens” has named a new executive producer. Writing in Variety, Brian Steinberg reports that the show has elevated Lois Vossen to the post.

Vossen is a longtime supervisor on the series, and was most recently deputy executive producer.

“Under Vossen’s leadership, the series has received 15 Peabody Awards in 12 years, most recently in spring for ‘Brakeless,’ a cautionary tale about a catastrophic Japanese train crash. Earlier this month, ‘Independent Lens’ was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards.” Steinberg notes.

Before taking a job with “Independent Lens,” Vossen was with the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She is based at San Francisco’s Independent Television Service, which produces “Independent Lens.”

Vossen released a statement in which she said the program anticipates “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.”

The show’s 14th season premieres Nov. 9.

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