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Apply now for NSI Totally Television, deadline May 1, 2012

by NationTalk on March 2, 2012179 Views

March 02, 2012.
News release

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is seeking applications from writer/producer teams for its prestigious NSI Totally Television program.

NSI Totally Television delivers training that gets results.

Up to five teams will have the opportunity to develop their television projects with the best showrunners/story editors in the country.Past story editors have included Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), Vera Santa Maria (producer on Parks and Recreation), David Barlow (King, The Border), and Aaron Martin (Being Erica, Saving Hope). Teams will also meet with decision makers from major Canadian networks and executive producers from companies like Shaftesbury, Temple Street, Breakthrough and Omni.

Highlights of the 10 month program include over $20,000 in training, individual sessions with story editors and production execs and private pitch meetings with your target broadcaster. Teams that advance to phase two of the program attend the Banff World Media Festival.

“The highly successful NSI Totally Television program continues to gain momentum, and we have the results to prove it,” said Brandice Vivier, program manager of NSI Totally Television. “Two projects from the 2011 program year are in development at CTV. I look forward to working with the next crop of applicants to help them achieve the same success.”

Apply for the program by Tuesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

Recent shows developed through NSI Totally Television include Less Than Kind (Citytv, HBO Canada), Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (SPACE), ‘da Kink in my Hair (Global), and Wapos Bay (APTN).

In seven years 12 shows have gone into development, five have gone to air, one was piloted and one was produced as a feature film that had its world premiere at TIFF.

NSI Totally Television 2011/12 was made possible by Presenting Sponsor CTV and the CTV/CHUM Benefits; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; Strategic Sponsors Rogers and Women in Media Foundation (WIMF); Award Sponsor ZoomerMedia Limited and Provincial Sponsor Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).

All media enquiries
Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca

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