More NSI Fun!

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The NSI Features First experience continued in Toronto this month as the “producer” members of each team gathered at The Fairmont Royal York (who took amazing care of us, by the way) to learn from innumerable industry professionals about the ins and outs of film financing, logistics, insurance, casting and, most importantly, networking and relationships. Read More →

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5 Tips To Make The Most of Your Expo Experience

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Today is the day! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo begins again and I’m pumped! Also, when I see a title like “10 Tricks to Buying a Car” and “7 of The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen” I really hate it when the first paragraph goes on and on about the subject and tries to add something witty to get the audience interested. I’m already interested! I wouldn’t have clicked it if I wasn’t interested, am I right? Read More →

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Features First – Dan Lyon

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Selfie with Telefilm Feature Film Executive Dan Lyon? Heck yes!

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Dan Lyon is Telefilm Canada’s Regional Feature Film Executive, for the Ontario & Nunavut regions and he came in to chat with us today about the feature film landscape in Canada.

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NSI Features First – Casey Walker

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When you’re about to embark on something immense, something that you’ve never done before, it’s always a treat to get to pick the brain of someone who’s been there and done that. Today at #FeaturesFirst, we got to meet with agent Linda Saint and then producer Martin Katz. But later in the day we got about an hour and a half with filmmaker Casey Walker. Casey has completed his feature film, A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE and came in to speak with us about the process.

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5 Tips For Building Your Audience

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“Content is King” right? Right. If you’re creating something — anything — it’s got to be quality if you want to attract an audience. And while the rise of the internet has brought many positives into our lives, there are some serious negatives to be dealt with as well. When it comes to building your audience, the chief challenge is noise. The internet and every social network is already swimming with content begging for eyeballs. Case in point, right now, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. And that number keeps going up.

So how can you cut through the noise and access your audience more directly? Here are some tips that can help:

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Studio Space for Calgary Film Production Announced

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If you’re considering making your way into the Calgary Film Industry now may be a good time to start. The long-awaited announcement for a southern Alberta film studio took place this morning and it comes not a moment too soon. With three different television series likely to be shooting in and around Calgary this year, the industry is hungry for a reliable, quiet, indoor studio area to call home.

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