The NSI Business for Producers participants are back together in Winnipeg this week.
So far the producers have completed one boot camp and a set of webinars.
This week’s agenda focuses on business plans and financing, co-productions and co-ventures, and leadership and management with guests Agnes Olendrzynska (RBC), Diane Konecny (Front Row Insurance), Indie Game the Movie producer/director Lisanne Pajot, Buffalo Gal Pictures’ Phyllis Laing and Devan Towers, and business coach Dan Holstein (Action Coach Business Coaching).
Brendon Sawatzky is the program manager and Brigitte Sachse is the program advisor.
The participants are:
- Janelle Wookey – Wookey Films
- Chris McIvor – Frank Digital
- Carlyle Paetkau – Build Films
- Orlando Braun – Prairie Boy Productions
- Frederick Kroetsch – Open Sky Pictures
- Eric Rebalkin – Mosaic Entertainment
- Spencer Estabrooks – Insurrection Films
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NSI Business for Producers is delivered in association with presenting partner On Screen Manitoba. The program is aimed at Western Canadian content producers in television, film and digital media running small and mid-sized enterprises who wish to grow their companies in the domestic and international marketplace.
NSI Business for Producers is supported by Presenting Partner On Screen Manitoba; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and Telefilm Canada; Industry Partners the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and Industry Sponsor the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.