Government of Yukon supports NSI Totally Television participants

Producer Kelly Milner (left), writer Kirsten Madsen (right)

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Yukon government’s Yukon Media Development unit in support of NSI Totally Television.

This commitment benefits current NSI Totally Television participants – producer Kelly Milner (above left) and writer Kirsten Madsen (above right) – based in Whitehorse.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Kelly and Kirsten to gain increased knowledge, support and skills from NSI Totally Television as they develop the series Thin Ice,” said Minister of Economic Development Ranj Pillai. “Partnership with the National Screen Institute will greatly benefit both this project and Yukon’s media industry.”

Through the training program Kelly and Kirsten are developing a series entitled Thin Ice about a rookie police officer who uncovers an isolated community’s long-buried secrets, while confronting her own dark past.

“We’re pleased to have Yukon Media Development’s support in training Kelly and Kirsten and developing their Yukon-set story,” said John Gill, CEO of NSI. “It’s great to see more Northern stories being told through NSI’s courses and we look forward to seeing where these skills take them and their work.”

NSI Totally Television provides hands-on series development training for producer/writer teams serious about getting their series concept made.

NSI Totally Television is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Bell Media; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; and Territorial Sponsor Yukon Media Development. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

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 TelevisionCBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSINSI Features FirstNSI IndigiDocsNSI Business for Producers and TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts.

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 industries at

About Yukon Media Development

The Government of Yukon supports the development, production and export marketing of media content. This support is offered through Yukon Media Development, a unit of the Department of Economic Development.

All media enquiries

Laura Friesen, Manager, Communications & Alumni Relations
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email

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