State of the Documentary Field: Strengthening Communities: Regional Programs & Public Broadcast Initiatives

On October 12, 2017, the NEA held the last webinar in a series of conversations around building sustainable careers for documentary professionals. The series highlighted themes from the recently released NEA Report, State of the Field: A Report from the Documentary Sustainability Summit, in conjunction with the International Documentary Association. During this conversation, presenters shared their perspective and experience presenting community-minded programs that bring a regional spotlight to independent content creators and non-fiction storytellers. A Q&A session followed the presentations The presenters were:
  • Teresa Hollingsworth (Sr. Director of Film & Traditional Arts, South Arts)
  • Sue Schardt (CEO, [] Association of Independents in Radio & Executive Producer, Localore: Finding America)
  • Chris Hastings (Executive Producer, WORLD Channel)