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PBS International brings high-quality documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming to the international marketplace.

PBS International, widely recognized for its diverse catalog of the best documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming, is the worldwide co-production and distribution arm of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of PBS and WGBH-TV Boston—one of the largest producers of primetime programming for PBS in the United States. PBS International distributes content developed by PBS, WETA, WGBH (NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE), and WNET, as well as programs from independent producers such as Ken Burns, Stanley Nelson, Martin Scorsese, Rory Kennedy, Providence Pictures, and Antje Boehmert, to media buyers worldwide.

We highly value our relationship with our clients and believe that the great breadth and depth of our capabilities, and our robust catalog of high-caliber programs, enables us to provide our producers and media partners with the best possible service.

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Regional Representatives

Betsy Leblanc

Director, International Sales

Nanci Barker Church

Manager, International Sales

Anna Alvord

Manager, International Sales

Team

Tom Koch

Vice President, PBS Distribution

Responsible for managing and overseeing the licensing of PBS International content worldwide.

jtkoch@pbs.org
1.617.208.0735

Betsy Leblanc

Director, International

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

bkleblanc@pbs.org
1.617.208.0737

Tracy Beckett

Director, Program and Media Acquisition

Responsible for overseeing and managing the acquisitions process.

tabeckett@pbs.org
1.617.659.7921

Anna Alvord

Manager, International Sales

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in Asia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Iberia, and the Middle East.

agalvord@pbs.org
1.617.208.0728

Nanci Barker Church

Manager, International Sales

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in France, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Oceania, Canada, Latin America and for Inflight.

nbchurch@pbs.org
1.617.208.0725

Daniela Deslauriers

Senior Analyst

Responsible for coordinating technical deliveries to clients and managing international collections.

dbdeslauriers@pbs.org
1.617.208.0732

Jennifer McKay

Project Manager, Program Development

Responsible for managing collection of international technical materials.

jcmckay@pbs.org
1.617.208.0727

Sarah Marks

Marketing and Strategy Manager

Responsible for managing marketing and strategy, and conference logistics.

semarks@pbs.org
1.617.208.0747

Acquisition Policy

PBS International is seeking independent programs for distribution.

PBS International licenses programs produced by independent producers and public television organizations from around the world. Our objective is to maximize exposure and income for series or single programs through broadcast and non-broadcast entities around the globe. PBS International plays a major role in co-production financing and pre-sales.

Our experience selling high-end programs and mini-series has given us an extensive network of connections to all of the major documentary buyers for worldwide. Media buyers look to PBS International for a continuous supply of hard-to-get, high-quality, programs.

If you have a film, either completed or in production with funding attached, and are looking for a distributor, please submit it to Tracy Beckett, Director of Program and Media Acquisitions. Your submission must include a link to the film or trailer, a detailed treatment, budget, and finance plan, if applicable.

Please note that PBS International does not license programs for PBS broadcast in the Untied States or the United Kingdom.  Please refer to pbs.org/producing/proposal/ for instructions and forms to submit a proposal or a completed program, including children’s programs to PBS.

Awards

PBS International’s programs have been recognized with hundreds of honors, including Emmys, Academy Awards, Peabodys, and duPont-Columbia awards. Awards include:

2016 CINE Golden Eagle Award - Nonfiction Content

Last Days in Vietnam

2016 CINE Golden Eagle Award - Nonfiction Content

Great Math Mystery, The

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award Winner: Television Program, On Location

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award Winner: Outstanding Personality/Host

Chef’s Life, A

2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Outbreak
Growing Up Trans

2015 Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award

United States of Secrets, Part One
United States of Secrets, Part Two

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form

African Americans, The : Many Rivers to Cross

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form

Syria Behind the Lines

2014 Primetime Emmy® Award for Non-fiction Special

JFK

2014 George Foster Peabody Award

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

Manhunt – Boston Bombers

2014 Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award

Rape in the Fields

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting - Long Form

Retirement Gamble, The

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

African Americans, The : Many Rivers to Cross

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Central Park Five, The

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Chef’s Life, A

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Latino Americans

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form

Big Sky, Big Money

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

Money, Power and Wall Street

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form

United States of Secrets, Part One
United States of Secrets, Part Two

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form

Firestone and the Warlord

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Research

Firestone and the Warlord

2009 George Foster Peabody Award

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

2009 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

2009 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

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