Manitoba Lotteries named as founding NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner


The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces Manitoba Lotteries as the founding NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner.

This commitment includes financial support of the pilot year of the NSI Aboriginal Documentary course, launching fall 2012, and NSI New Voices for the 2013 training year.

“A partnership such as this, as a supporter of Aboriginal training courses from a renowned organization like NSI, allows Manitoba Lotteries to not only build individual relationships with the students involved but also be seen as a systemic supporter of the aboriginal community as a whole,” said Larry Wandowich, Vice President, Community Relations & Corporate Security, Manitoba Lotteries.

“We look forward to helping students share more stories and the opportunities that the NSI Aboriginal Training Programs will bring.”

Manitoba Lotteries has a longstanding history of support of NSI including hosting NSI New Voices interns for several years.

“Manitoba Lotteries has proven their commitment to the support of our Aboriginal training courses and we are so pleased they will be the founding NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner,” said John Gill, NSI CEO.

“It’s an exciting time for them to come on board as we prepare to launch NSI Aboriginal Documentary and build on the success of NSI New Voices.”

About the National Screen Institute

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 TelevisionNSI Drama PrizeNSI New VoicesNSI Features First and the upcoming NSI Aboriginal Documentary course.

NSI also offers national exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at

About Manitoba Lotteries

Manitoba Lotteries delivers quality gaming and entertainment experiences in a socially responsible manner. The Crown corporation owns and operates Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg, as well as the province’s Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) network. It also distributes and sells tickets for lotteries operated by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation in Manitoba.

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