NSI’s weekly e-newsletter supported by enhanced Blue Ant partnership

The National Screen Institute is proud to announce a new partnership with Blue Ant Media who will support NSI’s weekly e-newsletter with a long-term sponsorship over seven years.

“We are grateful for this additional partnership with Blue Ant Media,” said John Gill, NSI CEO. “Blue Ant is known for their dedication and innovation in the online space and this connection will strengthen NSI’s e-newsletter and online presence.”

NSI sends out its newsletter every Tuesday. It includes information on courses, such as calls for applications and accepted students, news releases, alumni news, updates on the NSI Online Short Film Festival and a range of blog posts about funding and training opportunities.  As part of the sponsorship, Blue Ant Media will contribute editorial on industry trends and initiatives that impact the production community.

NSI has a long history working with Blue Ant Media and its affiliates: The Bite Comedy Award is presented four times per year in the NSI Online Short Film Festival and Blue Ant is a longstanding supporter of nsi-canada.ca.

“The NSI newsletter is a great resource for emerging talent in the production community and this is a great way to connect with this audience,” said Raja Khanna, CEO of Television & Digital at Blue Ant Media. “Like NSI, we are committed to nurturing up-and-coming content creators and see this partnership as a perfect fit.”

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

The National Screen Institute is renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, and for providing training and production support through courses like NSI Totally TelevisionNSI Drama PrizeNSI New VoicesNSI Features FirstNSI Lifestyle & Reality Series ProducerMovie Central Script to Screen and NSI Aboriginal Documentary.

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 industries at nsi-canada.ca.

National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) operates with ongoing funding from Core Funders: Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection , the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: Shaw Media and Telefilm Canada; Patrons: Bell Media and Corus Entertainment; Builders: Rogers, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and NBCUniversal; Strategic Sponsors: Entertainment One, Super Channel and Blue Ant Media; Friends: ZoomerMedia, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, APTN and RBC Emerging Artists Project.

nsi-canada.ca operates with ongoing funding from Program Partner: Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors: Shaw Media, Rogers, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Netflix, Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT).

About Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media is a privately held media company that creates and distributes content internationally in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music, nature and documentary. Through 10 owned and operated consumer brands—including Cottage Life, AUX, Oasis and Smithsonian Channel Canada—Blue Ant publishes original content via television, magazines, mobile and the web. In addition, Blue Ant produces experiential events and specialized consumer shows. Blue Ant Media is based in Toronto with a Digital Solutions office in New York, and recently made an investment in Omnia Media, a Los-Angeles-based YouTube network. To learn more, visit BlueAntMedia.ca

All media enquiries

Laura Friesen, Communications Coordinator
tel: 204.957.2999 or email: laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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