TELUS STORYHIVE and NSI bring free screen training workshops to BC and Alberta




The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) and TELUS STORYHIVE are pleased to announce the second edition of their training initiative FROM CONCEPT TO CAMERA: Developing Your Story for the Screen.

The free workshops take place in April and are open to the diverse community of producers and content creators in BC and Alberta. Topics covered include concept development, pitching, production tips and marketing concepts to consider when taking a story idea to the screen.

Workshops will be held in Vernon, Lethbridge and Calgary. Participants must register in advance.

Training is delivered by NSI facilitators Robert Hardy, Mike Fly and Angela Heck. TELUS STORYHIVE facilitators will be on hand to share insights into funding opportunities available through the STORYHIVE platform.

Robert Hardy is a producer, writer and development executive. Mike Fly is a digital producer/director whose credits include the award-winning web series Versus Valerie and its accompanying transmedia project Sexy Nerd Girl. Angela Heck has a diverse background in screen-based production and industry development, communications and academia and is currently NSI’s director of digital and strategic initiatives.

Emerging filmmakers and mid-career professionals are encouraged to attend this free professional development opportunity to help develop and discuss their own projects and network with other filmmakers and content creators.

All workshops take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Workshop dates and locations

April 2: Vernon, BC

Location: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31st Avenue
Register by: Monday, March 27

April 8: Lethbridge, AB

Location: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 601 Third Avenue South
Register by: Monday, April 3

April 9: Calgary, AB

Location: New University Television (NUTV), University of Calgary, 315 MacEwan Hall
2500 University Drive NW
Register by: Tuesday, April 4

To register, visit the Eventbrite webpage for Vernon, Lethbridge or Calgary or email

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TELUS STORYHIVE is a community-powered funding program for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta.  Local creators apply for production grants to produce short-form videos with funding and distribution from TELUS.  Grant recipients are chosen through a competitive process that combines demonstrated community support, voting, and a jury of industry experts and TELUS team members.

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 TelevisionCBC New Indigenous VoicesNSI Features FirstNSI Business for ProducersMovie Central Script to ScreenCorus Diverse TV DirectorNSI IndigiDocs, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.

NSI also offers 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

All media enquiries

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

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