Senior Strategist at ITVS, ( Independent Television Service)
Eric Martin is the Senior Strategist at ITVS, where he helps design and develop initiatives that combine documentary film, social impact, and the power of public interest media. He's served as the lead architect of projects such as the Global Perspectives Project, Diverse Muslim Voices, and Women and Girls Lead Global, a 34-film broadcast and engagement partnership with USAID and the Ford Foundation that led to measurable impact on child marriage in Bangladesh, girls' education in Peru, women's leadership in Kenya, and gender-based violence in India and Jordan. As a writer, he's penned host scripts for the Emmy-award winning PBS series Independent Lens, reversioned international films, authored four books, and worked in journalism, social work, and new media communications. Current projects include DocSCALE, a participatory feedback tool that uses collaborative filtering to surface crowdsourced insights on the impact of media.