Movie Central announces third year of Script To Screen in association with NSI

Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central and the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announce the launch of the third year of the writer-oriented, feature script development program, Script to Screen.

A development fund partnership with Corus’ Western Canada pay TV service, Movie Central and the Winnipeg-based NSI, the third year of Script to Screen was announced at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this past weekend. Submissions will open during this year’s Banff Media Festival in June.

“We are proud to have created a Canadian fund that identifies and develops new talent,” said Maria Hale, VP, head of content distribution and pay TV at Corus Entertainment. “As Script to Screen moves into its third year we look forward to our continued partnership with NSI and a new round of entries.”

“We are so excited to see Script to Screen move forward into its third year,” said Melissa Kajpust, director of programming at the National Screen Institute. “This program really serves as a dream come true for the selected writers, and seeing it continue to flourish and develop over three years is very rewarding.”

Movie Central Script to Screen’s mandate is to provide Canadian screenwriters with robust funding, creative support and industry guidance to fully develop feature film concepts. Through the partnership with NSI, selected candidates will also benefit from the learning and development expertise provided by this renowned Canadian film, television and digital media training school.

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About Movie Central

Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in Western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across nine 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at moviecentral.ca.

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Renowned for having given many film and television writers, directors and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute (NSI) provides training, development and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First, NSI Aboriginal Documentary and NSI Lifestyle & Reality Series Producer.

NSI also offers 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 nsi-canada.ca.

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Media enquiries

Owen McCorquodale | Movie Central
416.479.6068
owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com

Laura Friesen | National Screen Institute
204.957.2999
laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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