With training through the NSI Global Marketing program, four Canadian producers are ready to pitch their projects to international buyers, co-producers and distributors at MIPTV.
Created by the National Screen Institute, NSI Global Marketing is an intensive training program that teaches established Canadian producers the essential skills of selling, pitching, promoting their market-ready projects and networking with international partners.
The producers will put these skills to use at MIPTV, an international television market in Cannes, France, April 4 – 7. The program includes at-market mentoring and support, and post-market follow-up.
The 2011 NSI Global Marketing participants are:
- Jean duToit, Buffalo Gal Pictures, Winnipeg, MB
- Sheona McDonald, Dimestore Productions Inc., Vancouver, BC
- Leslea Mair, Zoot Pictures, Regina, SK
- Vanessa Loewen, Animiki See Digital Productions Inc., Winnipeg, MB
“NSI Global Marketing is a necessary training ground for success at international markets,” said Mickey Rogers, NSI Global Marketing program manager.
“The participants had a week’s immersion with Canadian leaders who have their pulse on the trends in the world right now. With this preparation, the group is able to make meetings with international partners and be clear about the needs for their projects.”
Rogers is also blogging for producers preparing for MIP.
NSI Global Marketing has been made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media and Program Partner Telefilm Canada.
Glynis Corkal, Manager, Marketing & Communications: (204) 957-2995
About the National Screen Institute – Canada:
The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Winnipeg. We are Canada’s national film, television and digital media training school for writers, directors and producers. Training is anchored in the philosophy that the best way to learn is by doing.
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Our market-driven training programs have led to employment and successful careers for graduates by giving them a competitive edge. According to the 2008 NSI alumni survey, 96% of respondents are working in the film and TV industry.
- Training programs are led by experts in film, television and digital media – they deliver workshops and seminars and mentor participants.
- Participants do not pay tuition fees or relocate.
- Training is intensive. Participants train in one centre for a short period and then return home to work with local mentors on their projects under the leadership of the program manager.
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After more than 24 years of training and with over 620 alumni, NSI continues to develop and deliver training to meet the industry’s needs. We produce works that:
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NSI leads in the design and delivery of programs that provide training to Canada’s visible minority and Aboriginal screen professionals.
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