NSI names 2016 Totally Television teams

Geordie Sabbagh (pictured) and Ashleigh Rains are among the four writer/producer teams selected to participate in the program.

geordie sabbagh - gsproductionsGeordie Sabbagh (pictured) and Ashleigh Rains are among the four writer/producer teams to be named to the National Screen Institute’s 2016 Totally Television program.

Sabbagh, who recently secured David Cronenberg to play “G.O.D“ in his latest short, and his producer partner Rains were selected to develop A Detective Lives Here. Writer Oliver Brackenbury and producer John-Paul Nynkowski’s Heirloom was also selected, along with writer Randy Sumeraj and producer John Griffith’s Lucky Falls and writer Karen Nielsen and producer Christena Zatlny’s Old Biddies. 

The television training course aims to help producer/writer teams turn their TV series concepts into reality. Over the course of 10 months, teams are paired with network execs, story editors and EPS who will help them hone their projects. The course starts with a boot camp in September, which is led by program manager Joy Loewen, program advisor and VP of television at First Generation Films, Julie Di Cresce, as well as other industry members. After resubmitting their revamped scripts, two of the four teams will be chosen to attend the Banff World Media Festival in 2017.

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