Take DOC Canada’s survey on production during COVID-19

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To help inform their interactive guide for Canadian documentary professionals who choose to engage in production and post-production in the wake of COVID-19.

New free CBC Manitoba storytelling workshop series launching August 6

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The first workshop is titled ‘Show me the money’! Explore how to monetize content on digital. Presented by Dan Fricker, operations lead at Shopify.

Nurture your creative ideas while learning the essential elements of producing with NSI Business for Producers

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Aimed at emerging producers eager to take on bigger projects and grow their businesses, and writers and directors who want to learn about the craft of producing screen-based stories in a COVID-19 environment and beyond.

Netflix seeking pitch proposals for original Canadian content

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From now until Wednesday, August 5, Netflix is accepting pitch proposals from Canadian creators for series or films across a variety of categories.

Watch TV shows from NSI alumni on Netflix

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Continuing our series on alumni projects available on streaming platforms, today we turn to Netflix. We scoured their catalog to find a range of TV series titles across a number of genres including Burden of Truth (pictured).

NSI alumni films streaming at Gimli Film Festival 2020

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The fest kicks off next Tuesday, July 21 and runs to July 26. In total, the festival will stream 200 films including Aadizookaan created through CBC New Indigenous Voices by Kale Swampy.

Peter Genoway’s new thriller The Oak Room premieres at Fantasia

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The feature film is an adaptation of Peter’s stage play which won first place honours at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Catch the trailer for Cavan Campbell’s new film Receiver

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In the film an isolated telephone counsellor is confronted by an insidious caller with the power to control her mind.

Register with the national BIPOC database and post your jobs for BIPOC talent

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Reelworld – co-founded by Tonya Williams – recently launched Access Reelworld, a database of Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Latinx and all other racially diverse communities in the Canadian entertainment industry.

FIN Partners (formerly Strategic Partners) goes online this September, register today

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Producers, sales agents and financiers from the world over will be able to connect through interactive panels, webinars and virtual meetings.

Eva Colmers, Gordie Lucius, Eva Thomas and Darren Anthony advance to NSI Totally Television phase two

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During phase two, teams will continue to polish their TV projects and receive customized guidance and mentorship as they prepare to attend Content London in December.

Apply to create a short film for Polaris album nominees

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Due to COVID-19, and in place of a live gala, Polaris will celebrate nominees with a special cinematic tribute for broadcast in October. Deadline to apply is July 10.

Alumni news in brief, July 2020: Part 3 – projects on the small screen

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Including All Rise (pictured), from creator and writer/executive producer Greg Spottiswood, which returns to CTV this season.

Alumni news in brief, July 2020: Part 2 – industry initiative selections

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NSI grads selected for a number of initiatives including Sundance Institute Native Filmmaker’s Lab, Indigenous Screen Office Netflix Apprenticeship and Cultural Mentorship Program and BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media.