Independent Television Services (ITVS) has promoted Noland Walker to the role of vice president of content.
“Developing a team with diverse perspectives and deep documentary expertise at ITVS is essential to sourcing and co-producing compelling stories by the very best makers,” said Jim Sommers, senior VP of content, to whom Walker will report. “Noland’s elevated position speaks to his keen eye and remarkable story development skills, which have been integral to positioning ITVS as a leader in the public media space.”
In his new role, Walker is tasked with documentary cultivation for public media series. He will leading teams overseeing public funds for production, and development and supporting institutional efforts for ITVS’ content partnerships and field relations strategies. He previously served as senior director of content for ITVS. Noland’s first job in film was on the documentary series "Eyes on the Prize". He has written, directed, or produced several award-winning films including "Africans in America", "Citizen King", "Jonestown: The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple" and "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story". Prior to joining ITVS, Noland was the Executive Editor of "Localore", a 10-team trans-media documentary project produced in partnership with local public radio and television stations across the United States. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English at Howard University.
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