Producer/writer teams: apply for NSI Totally Television by May 12, 2017

About NSI Totally Television

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) seeks applications from producer/writer teams for its NSI Totally Television course.

Up to five teams will have the opportunity to develop their television projects with the best showrunners and story editors in the country.

Past story editors have included Ellen Vanstone (Rookie Blue), James Hurst (Wynonna Earp), Jeff Biederman (Spun Out), Leila Basen (Heartland, Strange Empire) and Mike McPhaden (Seed).

Teams will also meet with decision makers from major networks and executive producers from companies like Bell Media, Shaftesbury, Temple Street and Entertainment One.

This 10-month course includes extensive training, individual sessions with story editors and production execs, and private pitch meetings with broadcasters. Teams advancing to phase two of the course attend the Banff World Media Festival in June. NSI Totally Television faculty are program advisor Julie Di Cresce and program manager Joy Loewen.

Apply for the course by May 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

NSI Totally Television is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Bell Media; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

All media enquiries

Laura Friesen, Manager, Communications & Alumni Relations
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email:

One comment

  1. Nassy J. Fesharaki

    Hello there, I have a feature on hand that has taken much of my time and energy. This film started after I lost the opportunity to follow my film about Highway of Tears, which I am seeking help for. Can you please introduce me to someone (some people) who have stories and are ready to share with me so I can base my script on a true story but will agree with me to expand it to a wider and more general story.

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