Shelly Tyler appointed NSI manager of programs and development

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelly Tyler to the manager of programs and development position. Shelly will manage the NSI Features First and NSI Totally Television courses. She comes to NSI from Frantic Films.

“We’re so happy that Shelly is joining NSI. She brings extensive knowledge of the film and television industry on a national level, great connections, and enthusiasm for Canadian productions,” said NSI’s director of programming Melissa Kajpust. “Shelly will be an invaluable member of our team.”

About NSI Features First

NSI Features First is a development training launch pad for producer/writer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal.

NSI Features First is funded by Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Program Partners The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Shaw Media; Supporting Sponsor Entertainment One and Industry Partner The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT).

About NSI Totally Television

NSI Totally Television is a TV development training course where writer/producer teams meet executives from major Canadian networks. Teams work with executive producers and showrunners to hone concepts, aiming to land a development deal with a broadcaster.  The current call for applications is open until May 6, 2014.

NSI Totally Television is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Bell Media; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsor Entertainment One and Industry Partner Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

About the National Screen Institute

Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the Winnipeg-based National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally TelevisionNSI Drama PrizeNSI New VoicesNSI Features First, NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer, NSI Aboriginal Documentary and Movie Central Script to Screen.

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

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