Totally Television

TV series development to create a polished package for buyers in the global marketplace.

Program status:

Past program offered by the National Screen Institute.


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

Through a series of workshops, teams worked with story editors to fine-tune their script and concept, and met a thoughtfully curated slate of pitch and audience engagement consultants, execs from major broadcast networks, streaming services, and production and distribution companies to deepen their market intelligence to best identify where their project fits.

  • Both phase 2 projects from the 2018 edition of the program were picked up by production companies for further development
  • Six series produced (What Would Sal Do?, Less Than Kind, Todd & the Book of Pure Evil, ‘da Kink in My Hair, Wapos Bay and This Space for Rent)
  • One series pilot (Crossroads)
  • One project produced as a feature film (The Odds)
  • One project developing into a web series through Telefilm Talent to Watch (Thin Ice)
  • Five series optioned
  • Five series developed with a broadcaster
  • Canadian Screen Award – Best Comedy Program or Series (Less Than Kind)
  • Gemini Award – Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program (Wapos Bay)
  • World premiere – Toronto International Film Festival (The Odds)
  • 3,000+ jobs created in Canada’s screen industry