The first of its kind developed exclusively for content producers working in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. To advance this mandate, the NCPA has attracted the support of Canada's largest national broadcasters and funders, namely: APTN, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Group of Funds; and has been made possible through partnerships with Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA), Northwest Territories Professional Media Association (NWTPMA), Yukon Media Development, the Northwest Territories Film Commission, and Northwestel.The NCPA is being produced by Access Canada.
The goal of the NCPA is to advance projects from Canada’s northern content
creators, and ultimately bring them to the market through one-to-one mentorship with industry experts, a comprehensive
educational curriculum and master classes, and offer customized feedback to
ensure skill enhancement over the duration of the program.
Up to 10 content creators finalists will be selected to participate in the program through an application process. After completing the curriculum and mentorship components, the participants will be offered customized pitch opportunities with national and international decision makers.
The NCPA is open to producers with a registered business in the Yukon or Northwest Territories, and who
are actively engaged in a current project. Special consideration will be given to
scripted projects and Indigenous creators, though all projects and creators will be considered
and are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be committed to prioritizing the on-line courses, meetings and assignments within their schedules. The time commitment will be approximately 2-3 hours of classes each week as well as assignments during the core curriculum. All Applicants must also be committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion espoused by this program.
Applicants must be either a current member of SPYA / NWTPMA or be willing to become members prior to the start of the program.
To become a member of SPYA, please contact Moira Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a member of NWTPMA, please contact Anita Reiss at email@example.com
Application Portal Opens
Application Portal Closes
Participants Announced; Core Curriculum Begins
Summer Break; No official classes or assignments; participants can prepare pitch materials
Core Curriculum Resumes
Market Access & Pitching
Interested applicants must apply through the portal between March 10 – March 31, 2022 to be
Applications will include a digital pitch submission, as well as project details including a script
Please read through all application requirements on the Application Portal before
beginning your application.
For more information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 8, 2022 - NCPA ANNOUNCES FIRST COHORT
March 14, 2022 - NCPA Discussed in Yukon Legislature
March 14, 2022 - Training program announced for Yukon, N.W.T. screen producers
March 11, 2022 - Yukon and Northwest Territories launch Northern Canada Producer Accelerator
March 11, 2022 - New program opens for NWT, Yukon film and TV producers
March 10, 2022 - Yukon, Northwest Territories launch new accelerator program
MARCH 10, 2022 - YUKON & NORTHWEST TERRITORIES LAUNCH NORTHERN CANADA PRODUCER ACCELERATOR
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The Northern Canada Producer Accelerator is supported in part by the Government of Canada through Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.