2017 NSI Totally Television teams announced

NSI Totally Television 2017 / About NSI Totally Television

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) congratulates the teams selected to the 2017 NSI Totally Television training course. These participants will develop their television projects with the best showrunners and story editors in the country.

“We’re thrilled to have accepted teams from across the country for this year’s course,” said NSI Totally Television program manager Joy Loewen. “Training boot camp kicks off next month in Toronto and I’m excited to start working with the participants to further develop their projects.”

The 2017 teams are:

  • DeGeneration – producer Alexandra Caulfield, writer Gemma Holdway (Vancouver, BC)
  • Thin Ice – producer Kelly Milner, writer Kirsten Madsen (Whitehorse, YT)
  • Wolfville – producer Rob Ramsay (Toronto, ON), writer Jon Mann (Halifax, NS)

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

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

NSI Totally Television training takes place over 10 months. The first phase begins in September with an intensive boot camp to work with program manager Joy Loewen and program advisor Julie Di Cresce along with key senior industry representatives.

Teams advancing to phase two of the course attend the Banff World Media Festival in June 2018.

The program has produced 13 series that have gone into development: six have gone to air, one was piloted and another was produced as a feature film that had its world premiere at TIFF.

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

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

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 Voices presented by NSINSI Features FirstNSI IndigiDocsNSI Business for ProducersCorus Diverse TV Director, 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 nsi-canada.ca.

All media enquiries

Laura Friesen, Manager, Communications & Alumni Relations
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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