Training boot camp begins for NSI Totally Television phase two teams

Alexandra Caulfield, Gemma Holdway, Rob Ramsay and Jon Mann

From left: Alexandra Caulfield, Gemma Holdway, Rob Ramsay and Jon Mann.

This year’s NSI Totally Television phase two teams are on the way to completing their second boot camp in Toronto this week.

Alexandra Caulfield and Gemma Holdway of DeGeneration and Rob Ramsay and Jon Mann of Wolfville will continue to polish their TV project ideas with the assistance of industry mentors, including:

  • Sandra Chwialkowska, writer/producer/story editor
  • Adam Higgs, writer/producer/story editor
  • Catalina Briceño, Canada Media Fund
  • Emma Hartley, Creative Industries, Ryerson University
  • Tecca Crosby, Entertainment One
  • Patricia Elliott and Matthew Oppenheim, Consulate General of Canada
  • Jennifer Chen, Channel Zero
  • Jess Watson, Boat Rocker Media
  • Justin Rebelo, Entertainment One
  • Noreen Halpern, Halfire Entertainment
  • Chris Hatcher, producer/line producer
  • Allan Hawco, actor/writer/exec producer
  • Alex Patrick, Take the Shot Productions
  • Nicole Gibbs, Corus Entertainment
  • Victoria Hirst, Amaze Film + Television
  • Jenn Kuzmyk, Banff World Media Festival
  • Kathleen Meek, Bell Media
  • Tara Woodbury, Sphere Media
  • Caroline Habib, New Metric Media
  • Melanie Hadley, CBC
  • Elise Cousineau, Sienna Films

The teams will also attend the Banff World Media Festival this June as part of their training.

NSI Totally Television is managed by Joy Loewen alongside program advisor Julie Di Cresce.

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

The program has produced 13 series that have gone into development: six have gone to air, one was piloted and another was produced as a feature film that had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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.

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