OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking. OTV is cultivating the next generation of storytellers and audiences for their stories. To date, OTV has released over 100 original pilots, shorts, and series. Programs have attracted thousands of Chicagoans locally through public screenings and over 1 million plays on Vimeo. OTV artists have received numerous accolades including, Emmy, Webby, Gotham, Streamy wins and nominations, among other Awards. Creative projects have resulted in development deals with HBO, Lionsgate and Red Arrow Entertainment. This is in addition to a parade of critical praise from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, New York Times, AV Club, Elle, as well as community-focused blogs and publications.