Saturday, 9 June 2012

William F. White Supports National Screen Institute Drama Prize

William F. White Supports National Screen Institute  Drama Prize

Up-and-coming filmmakers at the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) will get production equipment and technical service support from William F. White International, as they compete for the prestigious NSI Drama Prize.

Wm F. White is sponsoring the training program, which provides up to four teams of emerging Canadian filmmakers with a year of support and training in writing, directing and producing as they develop and produce a short film. Since the NSI Drama Prize began, over 100 short films have been produced and screened at important festivals and broadcast industry events around the world.
“William F. White is a long-time supporter of NSI and has sponsored NSI Drama Prize since its inception over 20 years ago,” said John Gill, NSI CEO. “We’re grateful they’ve increased their investment.”
William F. White has been the supplier to acclaimed NSI-developed projects including Todd & The Book of Pure Evil, Less Than Kind, Fetching Cody, On the Corner, Wapos Bay, Cashing In, and alumni features such as High Life, Niagara Motel and Black Field. They have also been a dedicated sponsor to NSI Features First and NSI New Voices, and a long-time supporter of the now-retired NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival.
"We are thrilled to empower the aspiring filmmakers selected for NSI Drama Prize by providing state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise which they might not otherwise have the chance to access,” said Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Group and William F. White International Inc. “Given NSI’s proven track record as industry leaders in training, we see our relationship with them as an investment in the future of Canadian filmmaking.”
The current NSI Drama Prize students are:
The Goodbye Girl by producer Michelle Kim and writer/director Amber Ripley (Surrey and Vancouver, BC)
Floodplain by writer/producer Daniel Hogg and director Jeremy Lutter (Victoria and Vancouver, BC)
Promise by producer Cory Quinn, writer Holly Marchuk and writer/director Dion Telesky (Winnipeg and Lorette, MB)
With Truelove Showers by producer Georgina López, writer Jeremy Beal and director James Musselman (Toronto, ON)
The National Screen Institute is a national training school widely known for its prestigious training programs for Canadian writers, directors and producers working in film, television and digital media. Most programs are part-time so students keep their day jobs while they train. Participants do not have to relocate – intensive training happens in one place and participants return home to work with a mentor for the rest of their program. All training is delivered by senior industry experts.
William F. White International Inc. (WFW) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, WFW is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television, digital media, and theatrical production equipment with offices across the country. The company is the only one of its kind that can service productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of state-of-the-art production equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. William F. White International Inc. has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by Canadian and international producers as one of the best production rental and sales firms in the world. WFW is also partners with world-renowned, Oscar® award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond in Sparks Camera & Lighting Ltd., a leading Budapest, Hungary-based provider of motion picture production equipment servicing western and eastern European producers.
National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) operates with ongoing funding from Core Funders: Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: Shaw Media, Telefilm Canada; Patron: CTV and the CTV/CHUM Benefits; Builders: Rogers, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and NBCUniversal; Contributor: Women in Media Foundation; Friends: ZoomerMedia, GlassBOX Television Inc

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