ITVS Taps Sundance Alum as President & CEO


ITVS has appointed Carrie Lozano as its new president and CEO, succeeding Sally Jo Fifer.

Lozano joins from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of documentary film and artist programs, supporting filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling.

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 include with Gucci, the Asian American Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation.

Prior to that, Lozano designed and directed the International Documentary Association’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, where she supported filmmakers with funding and journalistic resources on projects such as the ITVS-funded titles Through the Night, One Child Nation and Always in Season. At IDA, she also led the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.

Lozano will take up her new role at ITVS on August 7.

“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.”

“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.”