NSI announces CBC as title sponsor of New Voices program

first_imgAdvertisement The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) today announced CBC as the new title, presenting and tuition sponsor of NSI New Voices, now known as CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI. CBC has confirmed a three-year commitment as title sponsor of the program.“CBC is thrilled to be the title sponsor of this vital training program that has 12 years of success behind it,” said Sally Catto, general manager of programming, CBC. “With 109 course graduates, many of whom have continued working in the industry, this partnership is a significant part of our ongoing commitment to Indigenous storytellers.”“We are delighted to be partnering with CBC,” said John Gill, CEO of NSI. “Their passion for and proven track record of supporting emerging artists will greatly enhance the work we do with young, Indigenous students.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI is a culturally-sensitive training course that exposes young Indigenous people aged 18 to 35 to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. The course is led by program manager Ursula Lawson with Indigenous programs & administrative assistant Kaya Wheeler and NSI Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches.Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students intern with a broadcaster or independent production company giving them firsthand knowledge of the business. Training also includes the production and screening of three short films. Minimum wage is provided throughout the course. 73% of graduates are working in the arts sector or pursuing further related education.CBC New Indigenous Voices is funded by: Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and Telefilm Canada; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; and Industry Partner the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC). NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. Additional partners to be confirmed.NSI New Voices 2016 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage; Program Partners Telefilm Canada and the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD); NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.About the National Screen InstituteRenowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI, NSI Features First, NSI Business for Producers, Movie Central Script to Screen, Corus Diverse TV Director, NSI IndigiDocs, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.NSI also offers exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television and digital media industries at nsi-canada.ca.last_img read more

Never Saw It Coming wraps shoot in Canada

first_imgAdvertisement EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Thriller stars Emily Hampshire and Eric Roberts. Marina Cordoni among producers.Principal photography has wrapped in Sudbury, Ontario, on Never Saw It Coming.Gail Harvey directed the thriller based on Linwood Barclay’s book about a young woman who passes herself off as a psychic. Twitter Advertisement When the charlatan targets the family of a missing woman, she becomes entangled in the dark secrets of the husband and daughter. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins Is Working On A Superman Flick With

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Jenkins wants to make an indie drama titled “I am Superman” with Gosling, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie won’t be tied to DC’s cast of “Justice League” characters, but the movie’s tagline describes “a fighting pitbull finds itself on a strange and unexpected journey that will ultimately decide its fate.”Speaking of “Wonder Woman”, fans expecting an extended version of the movie may be disappointed. In an interview with Collider, Jenkins revealed the film had no deleted scenes. “You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening,” the director said. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Move over Henry Cavill, enter Ryan Gosling.“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and Canada’s wonder boy Ryan Gosling are teaming up for a Superman indie film! Jenkins earned audience approval for her work on “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot and she already has her next superhero project in place.Warner Bros.last_img read more

VARIETYS 10 SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH RETURNS TO WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: “As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Variety‘s 10 Screenwriters to Watch, it’s clear that one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of the screenwriter,” says Steven Gaydos, Vice President & Executive Editor of Variety. “Whether it’s finding ways to rejuvenate and reinvent the big action franchise films or insuring the inclusion of fresh and diverse voices needed to fully explore the world around us, the screenwriter remains at both the beginning and at the center of the creative filmmaking process.”“The Whistler Film Festival is delighted to collaborate for the seventh consecutive year with respected entertainment industry authority Variety to honour their 10 Screenwriters to Watch class of 2018. With Variety showcasing the brightest and most promising writers of the year, the chance to meet and hear their stories first-hand makes this a must-attend event in Whistler for both film fans and aspiring filmmakers,” says Shauna Hardy Mishaw, Whistler Film Festival Executive Director. “We are also honoured to present the Canadian premiere of ON THE BASIS OF SEX from 2017 Variety 10 Screenwriter to Watch Daniel Stiepleman.”Writers who have appeared on the 10 Screenwriters to Watch list in years past include Oscar winners Jennifer Lee (FROZEN), Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS), Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) and Julian Fellowes (GOSFORD PARK) as well as Emmy winner Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (THIS IS THE END), Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (DESPICABLE ME” 1 & 2), Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK), and Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER).Variety’s class of 2017 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Liz Hannah (THE POST); Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan (CHAPPAQUIDDICK); Hallie Meyers-Shyer (HOME AGAIN); Maggie Betts (NOVITIATE); Tracy Oliver (co-wrote GIRLS TRIP); Daniel Stiepleman (ON THE BASIS OF SEX); Dorothy Blyskal (THE 15:17 TO PARIS); Sarah Ruhl (MY LIFE ON THE ROAD); Samuel V. Franco and Evan Kilgore  (co-wrote KEEPER OF THE DIARY); and John Whittington (LEGO/BATMAN).Variety’s class of 2016 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Noah Oppenheim (JACKIE); Allison Schroeder (HIDDEN FIGURES); Luke Davies (LION); Celine Sciamma (MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE); Pamela Ribon (MOANA); Olivia Milch (OCEAN’S EIGHT); Kristina Lauren Anderson (CATHERINE THE GREAT); Jojo Moyes (ME BEFORE YOU); Todd Komarnicki (SULLY); and Jonas Cuaron (DESIERTO).Variety’s class of 2015 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Alice Winocour (DISORDER); Bryan Sipe (DEMOLITION); Emma Donoghue (ROOM); John Pollono (STRONGER); John Scott III (MAGGIE); Jon Herman (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON); Josh Golden (ROAD TO OZ); Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT); Mike Le (PATIENT ZERO); and Yared Zeleke (LAMB).Variety’s class of 2014 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included: Ben Schwartz (MAJOR!); Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer (LOOMIS FARGO); Chris Sparling (THE SEA OF TREES); Graham Moore (THE IMITATION GAME); Matt Charman (co-writer of SUITE FRANCAISE); Melissa Stack (THE OTHER WOMAN); Michael Starrbury (THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE); Phyllis Nagy (CAROL); Suha Arraf (VILLA TOUMA); and Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO).Variety’s class of 2013 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included American screenwriters Ned Benson (THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY); Lucinda Coxon (CRIMSON PEAK); Andrew Dodge (BAD WORDS); Kieran Fitzgerald (BAMBI); Morgan David Foehl (THE ASSET); Jennifer Lee (FROZEN); Barbara Marshall (THE EXORCISM DIARIES); Michael Mitnick (THE GIVER); Jonathan Tropper (ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO); and Canadian Elan Mastai (THE F WORD).Variety’s class of 2012 screenwriters and notable credits honoured at WFF included Katie Dippold (THE HEAT); Patrick Aison (WUNDERKIND); Reid Carolin (MAGIC MIKE); Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph (DRAFT DAY); Ted Melfi (ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS); Derek Connolly (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED); Bill Dubuque (THE JUDGE); Chris Terrio (ARGO); Kelly Marcel (50 SHADES OF GREY); and Ken Scott (STARBUCK).From November 28th to December 2nd, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition featuring fresh films from Canada and around the world, special guests, epic events, unique industry and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination. The Whistler Film Festival combines an international film competition with a focused Content Summit dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking in the digital age.WFF’s film lineup and schedule, and Content Summit schedule and guest lineup are now available at whistlerfilmfestival.com, and will be updated regularly.The Festival’s online box office at whistlerfilmfestival.com/tickets is now open for Film, Industry and Patron Passes as well as Ticket Packages. Individual film tickets go on sale on November 15. Exclusive air travel and ground transportation deals, as well as best accommodation rates from WFF’s 20 accommodation partners, are now available at whistlerfilmfestival.com/attend.The Whistler Film Festival is funded by the Government of Canada through Telefilm Canada, and by the Province of British Columbia and the Resort Municipality of Whistler through the Resort Municipality Initiative, is supported by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler, and is sponsored by Variety, Creative BC, Cineplex, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler, RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate, Encore Vancouver, Gibbons Whistler and the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.***The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com.Variety remains the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 112 years and counting. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded events and summits.In 2015 and 2016 Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS was awarded the Emmy for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 67th and 68th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards. “Actors on Actors,” an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook facebook.com/variety; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, Indiewire, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Whistler, B.C. (November 7, 2018): The Whistler Film Festival (November 28 – December 2) is proud to host Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch for the 7th consecutive year. This year’s honoured screenwriters will share their personal stories and challenges related to succeeding in today’s film industry at an afternoon conversation on December 1 as part of WFF’s Signature Series as well as receive their coveted award at WFF’s Awards Celebration on December 2.Hosted by Canadian broadcast veteran George Stroumboulopoulos, festival goers will join this prestigious class of film scribes as they discuss tips and tricks for navigating the film landscape in 2018. The group will also share a behind the scenes look at their current and future projects during this intimate conversation.Variety’s class of 2018 screenwriters and notable credits include:Joe Robert Cole, BLACK PANTHERBryan Woods and Scott Beck, A QUIET PLACEAshleigh Powell, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMSJay Longino, UNCLE DREWElizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HADSofia Alvarez, TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFOREChristy Hall, DADDIOJac Schaeffer, THE HUSTLEMicah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster,  YOU ARE MY FRIENDCharlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, BLACKKKLANSMAN Twitterlast_img read more

SPOTLIGHT ON TRISH RAINONE

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Trish Rainone (Photo by Youssef Abdelmalek of Ymaphoto) Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebookcenter_img .1. WHAT WAS YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING AN ACTOR? WHERE DID IT BEGIN?At my elementary school in Sault Ste. Marie, theatre and monthly performances were a big part of our curriculum. I was, however, very shy. In Grade Six, I auditioned for the lead in the play ‘Cinderella Wears Combat Boots’ and landed the role. I remember being so excited, and then backing out the next day due to stage freight. I had so much fear! Highschool drama class cured that fear of speaking in front of others. I tried a few other jobs after graduating University and College where I studied Psychology and Autism and Behavioural Sciences. I was exhausted and trying to decide what to do with my life and told my mom I wanted to be an actor and writer. I was twenty something and asked her if it was too late to start over! It seems so silly now that I thought it was “too late.” She said, “It’s only too late to start over if you’re dead.” That was the best advice she could have given me.2. WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?I’m excited about all of the recent screenings and awards for a film I was at actor in called ‘One Night Stand‘ starring Matthew Sauvé. I played a character, Ellen, in the film and when I was nominated in Italy for an award, I had to go. I really just wanted to try authentic Italian pizza! The city was beautiful. I am also particularly focused on my writing. I am very passionate about my writing. I make a point to write every single day and aspire to have a career in screenwriting. I am so proud of ‘My Roommate’s an Escort,’ because of all the sweat and tears (no blood, thankfully) that went into it. Katie and I worked our butts off from the day we started conceiving and writing that show. From raising money (which we did thanks to so many generous and supportive people through our Indiegogo Campaign) to having investors help us out- it was just such a journey. We learned a lot about business. We learned a lot about marketing and writing and producing. We went to a lot of meetings. Developed it into a show and then back into a web-series. It’s been quite the journey and it’s going to continue. We gave gained the funding for Season Two and couldn’t be happier. We get to shoot in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie and hire the local actors and crew. I’m so grateful for this. I’m excited to bring my work back home to the Sault and to get the community involved.3. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ASPIRING ACTORS?If you love doing it just do it and work hard at it. Know that there’s no set path and it’s kind of a “choose your own adventure” kind of field to be in but go to the conferences and ask mentors for advice. Take advice, but always trust your own gut. Keep going and try and find a balance in your life. Having other interests is important. Always remind yourself of how far you’ve come. Look at your 13 year old self or even your self two years ago. Do it because you love sharing stories and try to remind yourself of why you’re doing it. . Focus on you. Be you. There’s no other you!Trish Rainone (Photo by Anthony Fascione)4. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE ASPIRING ACTORS FOR PREPARING FOR AN AUDITION? Prepare! Put in the time. Tell your agent if you’re really sick. I made the mistake of doing a big audition while really sick last January and could barely even say my own name! Don’t beat yourself up if you do bomb it. Reflect and learn from your “mishaps.” They are not the end of the world.Advice for writers would be the same advice that was given to me: “Write!”5. WHICH ACTING TEACHER/COACH/SCHOOL PLAYED THE BIGGEST ROLE IN YOUR CAREER?)So many have played a role. I’ve studied with coaches privately, I’ve done classes, I’ve learned a TON from doing so many self-taped auditions. I will say that my Grandma Sutherland (who passed away 2 years ago) was the funniest lady I know and I’m becoming more confident with who I am lately and letting my funny show. She’s responsible for that. She taught me comedy without realizing she was teaching me.Trish Rainone (Photo by Verveine Studios)6. DO YOU FEEL IT IS NECESSARY FOR PERFORMERS TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES IN ORDER TO ADVANCE THEIR CAREERS? (E.G. USING SOCIAL MEDIA)Social Media can be a useful tool for actors and filmmakers to promote and spread their work. I’ve had people reach out to me from all over the world saying they have seen different projects I’ve been involved in. Sometimes we forget people are watching. It’s nice to know that our stories can be shared past a campfire and across the world.7. WHAT IS THE HARDEST ROLE/CHARACTER YOU’VE EVER PLAYED?That’s tough. I haven’t played a Lawyer or a Medical professional. I feel like that would be a challenge with all the jargon. I did a little role in a film as a Border Guard. I was really happy to get the part, as in the script the guard was described as an “Older male.” Sometimes the smaller roles with a few lines are more challenging than the principal or leading roles. I hadn’t done anything where I had this “no-nonsense” kind of demeanor. So I was a little intimidated to act…intimidating. Comedy comes the easiest to me. I do want to do an action film. I joined a boxing gym. I’d love do more Sci-Fi. As a writer, comedy comes the easiest to me and thrillers and dramas are more challenging.Trish Rainone on the Red Carpet (Photo by Conrad Senn)8. IF YOU COULD TURN BACK TIME AND APPEAR IN ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH FILM AND CHARACTER WOULD YOU CHOOSE … AND WHY?I would be Garth in ‘Wayne’s World.’ I love that movie. But I wouldn’t want to take that away from Dana Carvey, so I’ll let him keep it. I’ll refrain from entering the time machine.9. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE CANADIAN FILM/TV INDUSTRY CAN DO DIFFERENTLY IN ORDER TO GROW?This is a hard one. I think steps are always being taken. I hear a lot about new studios opening up. I know government grants help and I am so grateful for those and hope those continue.10. WE ALL HAVE MENTORS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE US THE HOPE, INSPIRATION, AND THE DRIVE TO KEEP GOING. IN THE INDUSTRY, WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN YOUR MENTORS AND WHY?I was excited to get to work with Brad Turner on ‘V-Wars.’ I was obsessed with ’24’, which is one of the many other TV shows he also has Directed. It took over my whole world when it was on. Being a TV actor for me at that time was a pipedream. I didn’t know I’d one day work with him or the others. ACTRA’s President David Sparrow plays my father, “Daddy” in ‘My Roommate’s an Escort’ and he’s a fantastic mentor and human being.TRISH IS REPRESENTED BY: Patrick Yang at Oldfield ManagementFOLLOW TRISH ON SOCIAL MEDIA:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/trish.rainoneTWITTER: https://twitter.com/trishrainoneIMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5232957/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/trishrainone1/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/comedytrish/FOLLOW ‘MY ROOMMATE’S AN ESCORT’ ON SOCIAL MEDIAWEBSITE: https://myroommatesanescort.com/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/roommatecomedyseries/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/escortroommate/INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/myroommatesanescort/YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNoI8peERg6f75SbqnJyAA/ Advertisement Trish Rainone is an actress, writer, producer & comedian. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. With dreams of working in television from a young age, she attended Carleton University’s Film program at 18 years old. Trish landed her first audition for the campy, low-budget horror flick, ‘Black Forest’ in 2012. Trish co-created and stars (as Heather) in the critically acclaimed Webseries, ‘My Roommate’s an Escort,’ which has garnered over one million views across platforms, lead her to being featured on ‘e-Talk: CTV’, ‘CP: 24’, a raving review in the ‘Globe & Mail’ (John Doyle: April 2017), and festivals world-wide.We love this talented and versatile woman and would like you to MEET TRISH RAINONE: Twitterlast_img read more