The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) today announced CBC as the new title, presenting and tuition sponsor of NSI New Voices, now known as CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI. CBC has confirmed a three-year commitment as title sponsor of the program.
“CBC is thrilled to be the title sponsor of this vital training program that has 12 years of success behind it,” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming, CBC. “With 109 course graduates, many of whom have continued working in the industry, this partnership is a significant part of our ongoing commitment to Indigenous storytellers.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with CBC,” said John Gill, CEO of NSI. “Their passion for and proven track record of supporting emerging artists will greatly enhance the work we do with young, Indigenous students.”
CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI is a culturally-sensitive training course that exposes young Indigenous people aged 18 to 35 to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. The course is led by program manager Ursula Lawson with Indigenous programs & administrative assistant Kaya Wheeler and NSI Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches.
Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students intern with a broadcaster or independent production company giving them firsthand knowledge of the business. Training also includes the production and screening of three short films. Minimum wage is provided throughout the course. 73% of graduates are working in the arts sector or pursuing further related education.
CBC New Indigenous Voices is funded by: Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and Telefilm Canada; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; and Industry Partner the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC). NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. Additional partners to be confirmed.
NSI New Voices 2016 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage; Program Partners Telefilm Canada and the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD); NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.
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, CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI, NSI Features First, NSI Business for Producers, Movie Central Script to Screen, Corus Diverse TV Director, NSI IndigiDocs, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.
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