Eva Colmers, Gordie Lucius, Eva Thomas and Darren Anthony advance to NSI Totally Television phase two

Eva Thomas, Darren Anthony, Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius

Congratulations to the creators of Dwayne Has Issues and Lupita – the two TV series concepts advancing to phase two of NSI Totally Television, presented by the National Screen Institute in association with Bell Media.

In the second phase of training, Eva Thomas and Darren Anthony (pictured top) and Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius (pictured bottom) will continue to polish their TV projects with the support of industry mentors.

In addition, a three-day intensive boot camp will be delivered online later this year to provide teams with customized guidance and mentorship as they prepare to attend Content London in December (travel guidelines permitting).


Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius

Producer Eva Colmers and writer Gordie Lucius (Edmonton, AB)

Dwayne Has Issues

Eva Thomas and Darren Anthony

Producer Eva Thomas (Wallaceburg, ON) and writer Darren Anthony (Etobicoke, ON)

NSI Totally Television provides customized, hands-on training for Canadian producer/writer teams to develop story ideas into polished packages to present to buyers in the global marketplace.

The program gets results: The creators of Ethics 101 from 2019 have signed a development contract and both phase two projects from the 2018 edition of the program were picked up by production companies for further development, six series have been produced, five series have been optioned, one project was produced as a feature film and 3,000+ jobs have been created in Canada’s screen industry through NSI Totally Television projects.

NSI Totally Television is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Bell Media; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; and Supporting Sponsors Super ChannelCorus Entertainment and CBC Gem; Provincial Sponsor Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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