Producer's Guide: Submitting a Program Proposal

Thank you for your interest in collaborating with UNC-TV!

UNC-TV is proud to showcase many hours of independently produced content across our multiple platforms, including UNC-TV, UNC-EX, ROOTLE, the North Carolina Channel,, and other digital media outlets. We are excited to work with the creative and passionate independent producers and filmmakers from across North Carolina and our region.

Click here to access UNC-TV's online application at, including a place to post your work sample and digitally agree to our submission release form (terms of use). The information you provide will help us review your program or proposal.

UNC-TV receives many more submissions and proposals than we could possibly use across our platforms. However best efforts will be made to respond to all inquiries within six weeks of the submission date.

Please note that UNC-TV does not currently have dedicated funding for the production of independent projects, or the staff capacity to help you raise funds. Resources UNC-TV can offer include:

  • in-kind production and post-production services
  • distribution
  • consulting
  • letters of support
  • broadcast or streaming on our platforms

We are most interested in content that is directly related to UNC-TV's mission of educating, enlightening, and inspiring our members and viewers across the state. Topics and areas of interest include:

  • arts/culture
  • cooking/Southern foodways
  • documentary
  • history
  • public affairs
  • science
  • travel

Topics or types of programming we are not interested in include:

  • advocacy programs
  • commercial or promotional programs
  • religious programs
Independent productions may be presented as series, stand alone programs, or folded into some of our current productions, like Reel South, North Carolina Now or North Carolina Weekend. UNC-TV is also looking for digital content for and our other digital platforms.

We look forward to reviewing your materials.

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UNC-TV & Southern Documentary Fund NC Independents Listening Tour 2015

As part of an extensive strategic review, UNC-TV partnered with Rachel Raney and the Southern Documentary Fund to organize, promote, and moderate a series of meetings with independent media makers from around North Carolina. Four meetings took place in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Wilmington during the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015. View the report of these important conversations by clicking here.