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ITVS Taps Voll As New Director Of Production

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 9, 1998 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzThe Independent Television Service (ITVS) has named longtime film andtelevision producer Nondas Voll as their new Director of Production. TheSan Francisco-based ITVS has long been known for producing qualitytelevision and theatrical programming, and Voll will be charged with thesupervision of all ITVS production from the ground up. In relocatingfrom New York to San Francisco, Voll brings over 15 years of film andtelevision experience to the service. She was most recently a produceron the Children's Television Workshop production of "I Love Science," aseries for China Educational Television.While ITVS has long been a haven for independently-minded filmmakers tofind financing and other assistance in making their films, when shespoke with indieWIRE Voll was clear to point out that neither she norITVS were there to hand hold. "The filmmaker is making the film and youhave the joys and the perils of that," she said, indicating that themost important part of the process is the filmmaker making the filmsthey want to make. She also indicated that one of the benefits of ITVSis that filmmakers have a support structure to work with in seeing theirvision to fruition.In addition to "I Love Science," Voll recently line produced the 1998Sundance entry, "Whatever" by Susan Skoog and was also oversawproduction of PBS' landmark series, American Playhouse. Two upcomingITVS projects that Voll is working on are "Travis," a film about a 7year-old African American boy living with AIDS and "Kelly Loves Tony," avideo diary about a young Laotian couple trying to build a family inAmerica.
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by Mark Rabinowitz




The Independent Television Service (ITVS) has named longtime film and
television producer Nondas Voll as their new Director of Production. The
San Francisco-based ITVS has long been known for producing quality
television and theatrical programming, and Voll will be charged with the
supervision of all ITVS production from the ground up. In relocating
from New York to San Francisco, Voll brings over 15 years of film and
television experience to the service. She was most recently a producer
on the Children's Television Workshop production of "I Love Science," a
series for China Educational Television.


While ITVS has long been a haven for independently-minded filmmakers to
find financing and other assistance in making their films, when she
spoke with indieWIRE Voll was clear to point out that neither she nor
ITVS were there to hand hold. "The filmmaker is making the film and you
have the joys and the perils of that," she said, indicating that the
most important part of the process is the filmmaker making the films
they want to make. She also indicated that one of the benefits of ITVS
is that filmmakers have a support structure to work with in seeing their
vision to fruition.


In addition to "I Love Science," Voll recently line produced the 1998
Sundance entry, "Whatever" by Susan Skoog and was also oversaw
production of PBS' landmark series, American Playhouse. Two upcoming
ITVS projects that Voll is working on are "Travis," a film about a 7
year-old African American boy living with AIDS and "Kelly Loves Tony," a
video diary about a young Laotian couple trying to build a family in
America.