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Aspiring Writers/Producers to Get Shot at TV Deal

March 5, 2012 2:31 PM | Entertainment

Writer and producer teams are being sought to apply for the Winnipeg-based NSI Totally Television program.

The National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) will be accepting up to five teams to help develop their television projects with the best showrunners/story editors in the country. Teams will also meet with decision makers from major Canadian networks and executive producers from companies like Shaftesbury, Temple Street, Breakthrough and Omni.

More than $20,000 in training will be provided during the 10-month program, and teams will receive individual sessions with story editors and production execs and private pitch meetings with target broadcaster broadcasters. Teams that advance to phase two of the program attend the Banff World Media Festival.

“The highly successful NSI Totally Television program continues to gain momentum, and we have the results to prove it,” said Brandice Vivier, program manager of NSI Totally Television. “Two projects from the 2011 program year are in development at CTV.”

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. CT.