TORONTO, ON —- The Indigenous Screen Office is proud to announce a new partnership with Netflix that will deliver a suite of partnership programs that aim to develop the next generation of Indigenous creators across Canada.

“ISO spent the last year in consultations with Indigenous creators and this fund responds to their expressed need for new funding opportunities that will advance work and career opportunities, as well as allow them to follow protocols and practices that are central to Indigenous ways of working,” says Jesse Wente, director of the Indigenous Screen Office.

The announcement, made at the Banff World Media Festival yesterday, will see Netflix join The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), imagineNATIVE and Wapikoni Mobile deliver programs that range from screenwriting intensives to apprenticeship programs.

The ISO-Netflix Production Mentorship and Apprenticeship Program will provide second phase support for Indigenous projects that may have received development support through other programs such as those offered by imagineNATIVE Institute, Hot Docs, Banff World Media Festival, or Whistler Film Festival, as well as others. The Program will include two streams: Key Creative Apprenticeships and Cultural Mentorships for directors, producers, screenwriters and showrunners.

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  About Netflix

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About the Indigenous Screen Office

The Indigenous Screen Office serves and advocates on behalf of the Indigenous screen industry, its producers, creators and storytellers. The ISO’s mission is to foster Indigenous narrative sovereignty on screen, meaning that the content produced is owned and controlled by Indigenous creators.  The ISO supports all levels of talent development through advocacy, training and funding initiatives. We serve as a connector for Indigenous creators to opportunities, networks and information while educating the broader screen sector about Indigenous contexts as they relate to screen-based funding and creation.

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