At yesterday's PBS Listening Tour that was ostensibly devoted to the subject of the future of independent film on PBS, I spent two hours listening to independent filmmakers and PBS executives discuss scheduling.
I hope PBS's Independent Film Listening Tour can spark constructive conversation. And I hope that local and national PBS executives emerge from these conversations and others like it with heightened awareness that (a) being associated with indie films and documentaries is good from a brand standpoint and good for reaching new audiences, and that (b) showcasing diverse and independent voices is essential to the mission of public media...and doing so may require new ways of doing business.
Do you love your work? If so, how did you find your path -- and what advice would you offer young people trying to find their way to work they love?