independent producers

Would you like Rhode Island PBS to air your film?

Rhode Island PBS is an independent, locally owned and operated public television station. We are here because of your continued support. We are local, we are part of the community, we listen and we are driven to make sure we are representing our community in the best possible way, through quality local programming. We are looking for completed documentaries, films and short format interstitials of interest to the southern New England community. If you are an independent producer and your work meets the goals outlined here, we welcome your submission.

First send a copy (either on DVD or video link) for review to:

Lori Sullivan

Director of Content

Rhode Island PBS

50 Park Lane

Providence, RI 02907

Please include a short description and contact information.

Once your film has been accepted, it will need to be delivered in an accepted broadcast format.  Please review our technical requirements.  Icon Rhode_Island_PBS_Tech_Requirements.pdf (253.6 KB)
For setting the proper video levels, please review our VIDEO TUTORIALS.



You will also need to provide publicity materials  Icon Publicity_Materials.pdf (132.7 KB) and a signed LETTER OF AGREEMENT  (view sample).  Icon sample_agreement.pdf (306.4 KB)

Rhode Island PBS is not in a position to pay a license fee for your film but will take care of the closed captioning requirements.

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