IDA sponsoring panel on future of documentaries on PBS

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The International Documentary Association is hosting a panel discussion, “Doc U: The Future of Docs on PBS,” May 10 in Los Angeles, to examine the impact of NEA funding cuts as well as PBS’s decision to shift the nights for indie showcases Independent Lens and POV (Current, March 12). Negotiations continue among Independent Television Service, POV and PBS about the shows’ timeslots.

Appearing on the panel will be Simon Kilmurry, e.p. of POV; Brenda Brkusic, e.p. of program development and national productions at PBS SoCal; Gordon Quinn, artistic director and founding member of Kartemquin Films; and Lyn Goldfarb, award-winning documentary director and producer.

Tickets are available online.