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[04/16/09 - 10:45 AM]
Cfc Annouces the Creation of the NBC Universal Content Creator Program
The program "will offer Canadian content creators cross-border relationship building and mentorship in the development and packaging of original concepts destined for an international audience."

[via press release from NBC]

CFC ANNOUCES THE CREATION OF THE NBC UNIVERSAL CONTENT CREATOR PROGRAM

INNOVATIVE PROGRAM TO BRING ORIGINAL CANADIAN MADE CONTENT FOR ALL MEDIA TO INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES

Los Angeles, April 16, 2009 � The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is pleased to announce the creation of the NBC Universal Content Creator Program. The CFC's NBC Universal Content Creator Program will offer Canadian content creators cross-border relationship building and mentorship in the development and packaging of original concepts destined for an international audience.

The program is designed to bring together talent from across Canada with original concepts to take part in forums and workshops that focus on innovative storytelling, pitching, and packaging. The program harnesses the international expertise of NBC Universal, a global leader in entertainment, to help shepherd talent to successfully develop their ideas for the ever-changing global media landscape. The program will be launched in the Fall of 2009.

"NBC Universal is an industry pioneer that continues to the lead the way in providing creative and innovative entertainment for 21st century global audiences. This unique partnership will address changes in our business and will provide a hothouse environment for Canadian talent to access, collaborate with, and benefit from the expertise within the NBC Universal family,"said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. "This new program supports CFC's goal of providing unparalleled cross-border relationship building and exposure for Canadian talent and our alumni to excel in the global marketplace."

"We welcome this promising opportunity to work with the CFC to open new horizons for our Canadian partners and create viable original content," said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios. "We look forward to what the future holds in this mutually beneficial relationship -- and the audience will be the ultimate winners."

"We are thrilled to be teaming with the Canadian Film Centre on this ground-breaking program, which will offer the Canadian creative community an opportunity to showcase its talent and work hand-in-hand with some of the top people in the field," says Ron Suter, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Canada, NBC Universal Television Distribution and Universal Studios Canada. "And it's a wonderful way for the Canadian Film Centre to conclude their 20th anniversary celebrations."

About CFC

CFC celebrates 20 years of launching Canada's most creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. As Canada's largest institution for advanced training in film, television and new media, CFC proudly has more than 1000 alumni working in Canada and abroad. A leader in the rapidly changing entertainment landscape, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent and during this anniversary year will launch new programs that will continue to bring inspiring storytellers to the world. For more information please visit: www.cfccreates.com

About NBC Universal

NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80 per cent owned by General Electric and 20 per cent owned by Vivendi.





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