NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer

Application deadline

To discuss how you or your production company can be involved in this initiative in please contact Brendon Sawatzky.

Production companies must nominate a qualified candidate from within their company to enroll in the course. Candidates must be ready to make the leap into unscripted series production.

What is NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer?

This is an advanced training course which focuses on the specific skills required to produce a lifestyle or reality series. The course includes a week-long training session followed by an eight-week hands-on mentorship on an existing series which has been green-lit by one of our Program Partners: Shaw Media, Bell Media and Corus.

This course will empower the candidate to confidently take on the challenges and responsibilities of producing a lifestyle or reality series.

Candidates will connect with top lifestyle and reality series producers, network executives, production executives and other industry leaders to round out their knowledge base and industry contacts.

How much does it cost?

$25,000 per candidate, payable by the nominating production company as follows:

  • $12,000 to cover the participant’s stipend during the eight-week apprenticeship on said production company’s lifestyle or reality series. At their discretion, our Program Partners will approve a new line-item in the series’ production budget called ‘apprentice series producer’ in the amount of $12,000 for participating production companies. The stipend can be counted towards tax credit calculations.
  • $13,000 payable to NSI to offset the cost of training the candidate. This is eligible for tax deduction.

When does it take place?

The training schedule is TBC.

Who are the NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer faculty?

Allan Novak and Sam Linton. Read about the faculty.