Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen is executive producer of the weekly PBS series Independent Lens. She has been with Independent Lens since its inception as a primetime series on PBS, and is responsible for commissioning new films, programming the series, and working with filmmakers on editorial and broadcast issues. Under her leadership, films funded and presented on Independent Lens include I Am Not Your Negro, TOWER, The Force, Newtown, Best of Enemies, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, (T)ERROR, The Waiting Room, The House I Live In, The Invisible War, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, God Loves Uganda, and The Weather Underground, among many others. Independent Lens films have received 13 Emmy Awards, 16 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, and eight Academy Award nominations. The series was honored with the 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Series. Previously, Vossen was associate managing director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She has served on the jury at Shanghai Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, DOC New Zealand, and Palm Springs International Film Festival, among others and currently serves on the Television Academy Board of Governors.

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