The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) congratulates the teams selected to the 2012 NSI Totally Television training course who will have the opportunity to develop their television projects with the best showrunners/story editors in the country.
“This is such an exciting time to be involved with NSI Totally Television,” said Brandice Vivier, program manager. “There are three teams from 2010 in development at CTV and five additional series produced for television – what a wonderful club for these five talented teams to join.”
The 2012 teams are:
- The Genius Factory – Jennifer Little (writer) & Kate Green (producer), Vancouver & Burnaby, BC
- The Last Nation – David Ray (writer) & Paula Devonshire (producer), Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON
- The Rink – Chris Hill (writer) & Nathan Brown (producer), Toronto, ON & Edmonton, AB
- Membership – Lee Hoverd (writer) & Anthony Del Col (producer), Toronto, ON
- Twin Graves – Alejandro (Alex) Alcoba (writer) & Aaron Champion (producer), Toronto, ON
NSI Totally Television is a TV series development training program that connects teams with executives from all major Canadian networks, showrunners, story editors such as Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), Vera Santa Maria (producer on Parks and Recreation) and David Barlow (King, The Border), and executive producers from companies like Shaftesbury, Temple Street, Breakthrough and Omni.
The connections made during the training course are paramount to getting NSI Totally Television projects into development and on the air.
Training takes place over 10 months, at which time teams pitch their concepts to broadcasters and attend the Banff World Media Festival.
Recent shows developed through NSI Totally Television include Less Than Kind (season 4 will air on HBO Canada), Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil (2 seasons on Space, The Comedy Network), ‘da Kink in My Hair (seasons 1 and 2 aired on Global and are now available on DVD), and Wapos Bay (five seasons on APTN).
The NSI Totally Television 2011 was made possible by Presenting Sponsor CTV and the CTV/CHUM Benefits; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; and Strategic Sponsors Rogers and the Women in Media Foundation; Award Sponsor ZoomerMedia and the ZoomerMedia Bursary; and Provincial Sponsor Ontario Media Development Corporation.
About the National Screen Institute
Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First and the upcoming NSI Aboriginal Documentary course.
NSI also offers national exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at nsi-canada.ca.
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