NSI Series Incubator Faculty

Jeff Peeler, Program Consultant

Producer Jeff Peeler started Three Film and Television in 2020 after 17 years at a senior management level at the award-winning international film and television production company, Frantic Films. With over 25 years experience in the industry he has overseen the production of hundreds of hours of film and television content across multiple genres.

Jeff’s producer and executive producer credits include the Canadian Screen Award and Banff Rockie winning Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC), the multiple award-winning Still Standing (CBC), Buy It Fix It Sell It and Backyard Builds (HGTV), The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (CBC), Killer in Plain Sight (Investigation Discovery), High Maintenance: Preventing Disaster (Smithsonian Channel), Meet the Family (City), and the feature films Stand!Into Invisible Light and The Nature of Nicholas.

Jeff produced the sports documentary, The 13th Man for TSN’s Engraved on a Nation anthology which won Best Documentary Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. He also co-produced the true-crime documentary Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier.

Linda Coffey, Writer Facilitator

Linda Coffey is one of the very few story editors in Canada to have worked successfully in every aspect of film, television and web series development and production.

Linda spent eight years as the executive script consultant in charge of all western-based drama development for CBC where she was responsible for the development of series and movie projects. Since then she has story edited and consulted on hundreds of hours of feature film, television and web-based projects. She has also written a number of commissioned scripts for film and television.

Linda was a freelance external drama consultant for CBC for five years and an external project analyst with Telefilm for 12 years. She has been a script reader/analyst for the Canadian Film Centre, Harold Greenberg Fund, Praxis, as well as for a number of independent production companies.

She has been a guest instructor with Women in the Director’s Chair programs for 15 years. Linda has also designed and taught a number of screenwriting workshops and master classes throughout Canada for film and television producers, writers and directors.

Morwyn Brebner, Writers’ Room Facilitator

Morwyn Brebner is a Toronto-based screenwriter and award-winning playwright.

She is co-founder of Husk Media and is the creator of CBC’s hit series Coroner, which she showran for the first three seasons. She co-created Saving Hope (CTV/ION), on which she was an executive producer and showrunner for the first three seasons.

She also co-created the ABC and Global Television drama series Rookie Blue. Series work includes Mary Kills People (Global/Lifetime) and Bellevue (CBC/WGN America).

Morwyn is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

Karen Lam, Director Facilitator

Coming soon.

Josh Epstein, Producer Facilitator

Josh Epstein’s work as a writer, producer and actor has taken him to all corners of the world. Currently, he’s writing an original feature for Paramount, re-writing one for Mark Gordon/E1, as well as developing television, all with business partner Kyle Rideout. Their remake of Youngblood with Aircraft Pictures goes to camera in 2022 with Charles Officer directing.

Their latest film Adventures in Public School stars Judy Greer, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), opened TIFF Top Ten with theatricals in CDN/US/UK/JPN before landing on Netflix, Crave and HBO Eastern Europe.

Their first film Eadweard won five audience choice awards, had 15 Leo nominations and has been distributed around the world.

As an actor Josh has won four Jessies, been nominated for three Dora awards and is the recipient of the Most Promising Actor Award at the Stratford Festival. He is a proud Studio 58 grad and recently directed Cabaret, the highest-grossing show in their 54 year history.

Jessica Gibson, Program Manager

Jessica has built a successful career as a film and television producer and production manager since transitioning from her role in front of the camera as an actor to behind the scenes over 10 years ago.

She has extensive experience managing televised live events, including the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards and Indigenous Day Live. She was an associate producer on the award-winning We Were Children for the National Film Board and produced the short films Platypus (dir. Trevor Kristjanson) which received funding from BravoFact and Tides (dir. Rowan Grey) which received funding from Harold Greenberg Fund.

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NSI Series Incubator is funded by Program Partners Telefilm Canada, Bell Media; Strategic Sponsor Entertainment One (eOne); Supporting Sponsor Super Channel; Provincial Partners Manitoba Film & Music, Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Partner William F. White International; Industry Supporters Company 3, Entertainment Partners, Line 21 Media Services, iSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.