For ten years, with generous support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Public Broadcasting Service, the CPB/PBS Producers Workshop at WGBH has helped emerging national producers develop their skills and create new works for public broadcasting on all its platforms.
Many of the nearly 200 participants have gone on to fulfill the goals of the Workshop, becoming content producers for national public broadcasting. Others have developed networks and knowledge that they are using now to work towards that same dream.
The Workshoppers are a diverse group in terms of race and ethnicity (half come from communities of color), geography (from 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.), age (early 20’s to late 50’s), platforms (television and a range of new media), and genres (documentary, studio, children’s, narrative, more). They have come from major producing stations and smaller ones; from independent communities in large cities and rural towns; from backgrounds as diverse as inner-city Miami and farm-country Illinois; from locations as different as Hawaii and Maine, Alaska and Puerto Rico, New York and Iowa, Texas and Maryland.
In today’s rapidly evolving media landscape, public broadcasting is, we believe, critically important to our audiences and our society. Our mission-driven programming, on air and online, provides a source of trusted information and entertainment, free and without commercial constraints.
Applications to the Workshop are generally posted on pbs.org in late February and due at PBS in late March. The Workshops are held in June. For further information, contact Kathy Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org.