Northern Canada Producer Accelerator Program

Ten participants selected to take part in the inaugural program.

April 8, 2022 – The Northern Canada Producer Accelerator (NCPA), a joint program between Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA), Northwest Territories Professional Media Association (NWTPMA), Yukon Media Development (YMD), and the Northwest Territories Film Commission (NWTFC), today announced the ten participants selected to take part in the first cohort of the inaugural program.

Five participants from each territory were selected based on a number of factors, including the type of project, stage of development, experience, and their project’s inclusion and representation. Special consideration was given to Indigenous creators.

Listed in alphabetical order, the participants are:

• Copper Quartz Media – Caroline Cox

• CuRiouS CoNNectionS – Miranda Currie

• Drift Productions Inc. – Suzanne Crocker

• Gyrfalcon Films – Jerri Thrasher

• Last Ave Films – Brendan Preston

• Midnight Light Inc. – Marty O’Brien

• Sagafish Media – Teresa Earle

• Shot in the Dark Productions – Kelly Milner

• Tipishkum Productions Inc. – Heather Heinrichs & Sadetło Scott

• Walden Paint Studio – Jennifer Walden

The NCPA has the unique distinction of being the first program of its kind to be jointly supported by six national Canadian broadcasters and funders: APTN, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Group of Funds, all of whom are co-sponsors of the first cohort.

Produced by Access Canada, the NCPA will offer training, mentorship, networking, and market access for these ten content producers in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The NCPA will work closely with established organizations, professionals and producers in the north to customize the program to ensure it is best positioned to address the participants’ unique needs.

Partial funding for this program has been generously provided by Northwestel and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).

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