A roundup of projects from NSI alumni debuting or returning to a screen near you this season.
Key roles for NSI alumni in 2020-21 broadcast season
- Children Ruin Everything from executive producer Mark Montefiore (NSI Totally Television) (CTV)
- Inconvenient Indian (documentary) from director Michelle Latimer (NSI Drama Prize) (Crave)
- The New Corporation (documentary) from producer Trish Dolman (NSI Features First) (Crave)
- Family Law from director Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize) and executive director Erin Haskett (NSI Drama Prize) (Global)
- The Hardy Boys from directors Jason Stone (NSI Features First) and Melanie Orr (NSI Diverse TV Director) (YTV)
- All Rise (pictured) from creator and writer/executive producer Greg Spottiswood (NSI Drama Prize) (CTV)
- Corner Gas Animated from executive producer Virginia Thompson and producer Robert de Lint (both NSI Features First) (CTV)
- Jann from writer Jason Filiatrault (NSI Script to Screen) (CTV)
- Transplant from creator and writer/executive director Joseph Kay (NSI Totally Television) and executive producer Virginia Rankin (NSI Global Marketing) (CTV)
- Letterkenny from executive producer Mark Montefiore (Crave)
- Nurses from director Jordan Canning (Global)
- History Erased from writer Chris Trebilcock (NSI Features First) (History)
- Total Dramarama from co-creator and executive producer Tom McGillis (NSI Global Marketing) (Teletoon)
Erin Haskett executive producer of Descender and Ascender
Skindigenous finds global audience
NSI IndigiDocs alumni Roxann Whitebean and Courtney Montour are writers/directors on Skindigenous, a documentary series exploring Indigenous tattooing traditions around the world. The APTN series has been licensed by PBS and acquired by NITV Australia, RSI Switzerland, Maori TV New Zealand, UR Sweden and USHUAIA France.
CBC TV picks up Mohawk Girls
The series is created and directed by Tracey (NSI Storytellers, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge and Christina Fon (both NSI Global Marketing), and Ernest Webb (NSI Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative). The show joins CBC’s Tuesday night comedy lineup with season one available now and season two launching Tuesday, August 4. Check your local listings.
You can also watch season one on CBC Gem with the rest of the series debuting later this summer and fall.
Mohawk Girls takes a comedic look at the lives of four modern-day women trying to stay true to their roots while navigating sex, work, love and what it means to be Mohawk in the 21st century. The half-hour dramedy follows these twenty-something women as they begin to forge their own identity within a community embedded with rules and cultural traditions.
Read the rest of our July alumni news in brief
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