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Dword_avatar Davin Hutchins
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Davin Hutchins is a filmmaker, producer and entrepreneur specializing in news, documentaries and new media with an emphasis on international social issues, media training and online delivery platforms. He currently runs NomadsLand LLC, a video production and interactive marketing firm whose slogan is "Video Strategies for Social Change." NomadsLand produces video campaigns for CSR departments, geotourism, social startups and nonprofits.

Hutchins is also currently the Director of IndiesLab at PBS & ITVS. In this role, Hutchins helps define PBS and ITVS strategies in building a lasting, healthy ecosystem for independent public interest documentary work in the digital age. He works with iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, SnagFilms, Netflix, PBS Video to raise profile of independent documentary titles.

Hutchins has fifteen years experience in television journalism and has worked with CNN, CNN International, BBC World, Headline News, TechTV, Witness, Internews and Huffington Post. His projects and assignments have taken him throughout the Middle East and Africa.

In 2008-09, he was Managing Producer at American News Project in Washington, D.C. He produced investigative video reports which appeared on outlets such as the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, CNN and center-left independent media sites. His online reports have tallied more than two million views.

Among career highlights, Hutchins directed The Art Of Flight in 2004-05, his debut feature documentary which featured at AFI Fest Hollywood, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and Bangkok International Film Festival. It is available on Amazon, iTunes and SnagFilms. He also trained journalists in the West Bank, Syria and Jordan in 2007-09.

Hutchins holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo and two Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Journalism and History from California State University: Fresno.