NSI Totally Television 2017 boot camp kicks off in Toronto

NSI Totally Television 2017 / About NSI Totally Television

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to announce the start of its week-long 2017 NSI Totally Television boot camp, which kicked off yesterday in Toronto.

This year’s associate faculty includes story editors Karen Walton (Orphan Black), Alison Lea Bingeman (Cardinal) and James Hurst (Wynonna Earp), as well as creative professionals from TV series Orphan Black, 21 Thunder and digital series Whatever Linda, Terrific Women and Running with Violet.

“I’m pleased to welcome all of this year’s guest faculty members to the NSI Totally Television boot camp. I know the students will receive the most professional, hands-on training and knowledgeable market intelligence with sessions from these experts,” said program manager Joy Loewen.

The 2017 NSI Totally Television associate faculty are:

Story editor mentors and trainers

  • Alison Lea Bingeman
  • Ellen Vanstone
  • James Hurst
  • Karen Walton

Business executives

  • Andra Sheffer
  • Anne Marie Murphy
  • Annelise Larson
  • Carolyn Allain
  • Melissa Amer
  • Mickey Rogers
  • Tina Horwitz

Broadcast and distribution executives

  • Bev Bettens
  • Chris Bell
  • Corrie Coe
  • Helen Asimakis
  • Nataline Rodrigues
  • Patrick McGuire
  • Susan Alexander
  • Tom Hastings

Production executives

  • Carolyn Newman
  • Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy
  • Janis Lundman
  • Julian DeZotti
  • Kenneth Hirsch
  • Kerry Appleyard
  • Lesley Grant
  • Marie-Claire Marcotte
  • Rebecca Davey
  • Riley Adams
  • Samantha Traub
  • Stephanie Kaliner
  • Tara Woodbury

NSI Totally Television training takes place over the next 10 months. The course is managed by Joy Loewen alongside program advisor Julie Di Cresce.

The 2017 NSI Totally Television 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 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 the Toronto International Film Festival (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 and Territorial Sponsor Yukon Media Development. 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 Producers, 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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