Netflix has announced a partnership with Canada’s National School of Humour (NHS) on a ‘Screenwriting Development Program’ for TV and film comedies.
Netflix’s support of the program is part of the company’s $25 million development fund for Canada that was announced last September.
The program will be divided into three components: public lectures and master classes, advanced comedy screenwriting and mentorship project development.
The NHS, which has been supporting Canadian talent since 1988, says that the program “will demystify the essential components of comedy scripting and provide individual creators with advanced training or professional mentoring for their TV series or movie project.”
“At Netflix, we’re constantly on the lookout for the best stories. That’s why we’re delighted to partner with the National School of Humour to develop a screenwriting program for TV and film comedy,” added Dominique Bazay, director of kids and family content at Netflix, in a press statement.
“We have made a commitment to Canada’s creative community because we believe in the talent here. Having worked with past graduates of the National School of Humour, I share Netflix’s belief in the value of this program, which will help empower the next generation of comedy writers in Quebec.”