Carrie Lozano, Named President and CEO of ITVS
Carrie Lozano joins Independent Television Service (ITVS) from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of Documentary Film and Artist Programs, supporting boundary-breaking filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling as an essential strategy for public media to reach new and diverse audiences. Independent Television Service is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
“Carrie’s integrity as an investigative journalist, her leadership experience, and her fierce commitment to filmmakers and democracy will lift our field, partners and incredible staff for many years to come,” said ITVS board chair Garry Denny. “The board is thrilled to welcome her to our team and to public media.”
At Sundance, Lozano and her team created and stewarded programs to provide funding, creative labs, fellowships, and intensive artist support. The partnerships she helped forge with Gucci, the Asian American Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation resulted in increased support for artists during a critical moment.
“ITVS is an empowering oasis for filmmakers who shift narratives and earn the public’s trust one authentic, impactful story at a time,” Lozano said. “I am in awe of their editorial care and artistry, and I cannot wait to collaborate with them, our partners, and our ITVS team. Connecting American audiences to powerful independent voices through PBS’ vast, accessible network is a dream come true.”
Prior to Sundance, she designed and directed the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, where she supported filmmakers with funding and journalistic resources on projects. At IDA, she also led the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund, which focuses on films about environmental justice and other social issues.
Earlier in her career, Lozano was an executive at Al Jazeera America and a senior producer of the investigative series Fault Lines, which won her team an Emmy, a Peabody, and multiple Headliner Awards. She also has led the Bay Area Video Coalition’s BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship and was a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she is an alum.
Lozano produced the ITVS-funded and Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground; a live cinema piece called Utopia In Four Movements; and produced, directed, and edited the Teddy Award nominee Reporter Zero.
Lozano serves on the advisory boards of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and PBS’ Frontline, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is on the board of jurors of the Peabody Awards. She is on the board of directors of ProPublica.