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Winnipeg Writer and Producer Chosen to Develop TV Show

July 28, 2010 6:00 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

After 77 applications were sent in to Canada’s National Screen Institute for consideration in the upcoming NSI Totally Television training program, five writer/producer teams were selected.

One of the chosen teams is from right here in Winnipeg. Writer Tammy Marlowe Johnson and producer Shaun Johnson will be working on their TV concept “The Mark of Cain.”

NSI Totally Television, run by Canada’s National Screen Institute (NSI), gives writer/producer teams the tools needed to successfully develop and pitch their TV series ideas and work towards landing a broadcast development deal. Shows that have been developed through NSI Totally TV include “Wapos Bay” (season 5 now in production), “Less Than Kind” (season 3 shooting this fall) and “Todd and The Book of Pure Evil” premiering this fall.

Other successful teams and their projects are:

Amnesia Girl: Pat Mills (writer and producer) –- Toronto, ON
Dabbers: David Morgan (writer); Ben Wong (producer) –- Calgary, AB
Pet Sounds: Simon McNabb (writer); Alex House (producer) –- Toronto, ON
The New 20: Tony Sekulich (writer); Jordan Gross (producer) –- New Maryland, NB & Thornhill, ON