American Documentary, Inc.
Grants to American Documentary, Inc.
2012 (Duration 1 year)
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — American Documentary, Inc. produces and broadcasts P.O.V. (Point of View), the longest-running documentary film series on television. Carried by PBS, P.O.V. presents high-quality, in-depth documentary programming on domestic and international current affairs and social issues. P.O.V. program staff provide editorial guidance and community engagement support to filmmakers, allowing them to take advantage of the latest technology to ensure that their stories reach the widest possible audience. This grant will be used to increase American Documentary's cash reserve, allowing it to respond to film funding opportunities on a timely basis; and to complete infrastructure upgrades on its new offices.
2010 (Duration 3 years)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — In support of P.O.V., a documentary series on public television (over three years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Documentary, Inc. $2,500,000 between 2010 and 2013.
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