Earlier this week NSI director of programming Melissa Kajpust shared her expertise at the WIFT-T Development Incubator.
This national competitive program is designed to kick start market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals.
Up to six producer/writer teams get to work with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors. And our talented Melissa was one of those experts.
Stacey Dodge of Easter Film was one of the writers taking part in the program. I asked her to tell us a bit about the incubator.
“The WIFT Development Incubator has been an invaluable experience so far. The Writer’s Forum with NSI’s Melissa Kajpust was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as an emerging screenwriter.
Melissa has a deep, intrinsic understanding of – and, more importantly a passionate love for – Story. Story with a capital ‘S’. And this is immediately clear upon hearing her speak for five minutes.
The feedback she gave me for my feature sci-fi script Interstitial could only have been offered by someone who has taken a significant amount of time to digest and live with the script for quite some time. Endless thanks to Melissa, NSI, and WIFT for this incredible program.”
Craig Jackson, another writer in the program posted this tweet.