NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer course enters second year

The National Screen Institute – Canada’s first year of the NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer course was such a resounding success that program partners Shaw Media, Bell Media and Corus Entertainment are back on board for a second year.

The inaugural year of the course was fully funded by participating production companies, proving that the training fills a need for more unscripted series producers in Canada.

“We were impressed with the quality of training and mentoring that our candidate received. The course helped focus an exceptional candidate’s natural experience and ambition with clear, targeted and achievable goals,” said Kim Bondi, VP, programming and production, Cineflix.

The NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer training course is an advanced initiative which teaches specific skills required to produce lifestyle and reality series through an intensive six-day training week and eight-week internship on an existing unscripted series. Production companies enroll qualified candidates from within their company ready to take the next step in their career.

“The NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer course was a fantastic opportunity to accelerate the development of a highly talented individual. It was an immediately rewarding experience for all involved,” said Mike Sheerin, president, Architect Films.

Enrollment in the course is now open, with a deadline of Thursday, October 3, 2013.

2012 students interned on award-winning, top-rated Canadian series including Big Coat Productions’ Love it or List it, Cineflix’ Property Brothers, Architect Films’ Decked Out, Cellar Door Productions’ Chef Michael’s Kitchen and Paperny Entertainment’s Yukon Gold.

Al Magee (Design Rivals, Smart Woman Survival Guide, Love by Design) is the program advisor working with Brandice Vivier (NSI Totally Television, NSI Features First), senior program manager at NSI.

NSI Lifestyle Series Producer 2012 was made possible by Program Partners Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and Bell Media; Supporting Sponsors Cineflix Media, Paperny Entertainment, Frantic Films, RTR Media Inc., Big Coat Productions, Cellar Door Productions, Architect Films and Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA).

Course enquiries

Brandice Vivier, Senior Program Manager
204.957.2992 or email: brandice.vivier@nsi-canada.ca

Media enquiries

Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca

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