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Corus Entertainment and OYA Emerging Filmmakers Launch Corus Unscripted Internship Program

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New Focused Training Opportunity to Support Fresh Black Graduates with an Interest in Lifestyle and Realistic Content Types

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TorontoAnd November 22 2021 / cnw / – Koros Entertainment I cooperated with him OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly created opportunity for training, networking, and mentorship for black filmmakers who have completed their post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a career in lifestyle and fact types television.

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As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers Program (which supports young black graduates and focuses on developing their careers in film, television and digital media), Corus Unscripted Internship Program It will also provide participants with an eight-week paid internship in an unregistered production supported by Corus in 2022.

“The Corus Unscripted Internship Program It will serve as a pathway to employment and provide unique opportunities for participants to gain experience and network as they look to build their career in the unscripted space,” Colin Boom, Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategy, Corus Entertainment. “We are excited to partner with OYA Emerging Filmmakers on this new program due to our focused efforts to nurture and develop young black creators and leaders in a truly meaningful and meaningful way.”

“Working with Corus to uncover black talent coming to the world of unscripted television is a groundbreaking moment for our mission. Corus offers a path for our participants to gain meaningful behind-the-scenes experience in today’s television,” he said. Alison DukeCo-founder, OYA Media Group. “We look forward to continuing the relationship and providing this wonderful opportunity for current and future participants to gain professional connections and relationships from a leading media organisation.”

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The Emerging Filmmakers Group 2021/22 OYA is already underway for this year.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms to audiences around the world. Engaging the Audience Since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 traditional television stations and a range of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is a globally acclaimed content creator and distributor by Nelvana, an expert in world-class animation studio in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of written and unscripted content. The company also owns an innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, a leading supplier of 2D animation software Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.caand Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, along with widely distributed Canadian broadcast platforms STACKTV, Nick+, Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

About OYA Emerging Filmmakers
The OYA Emerging Filmmakers Program is an initiative of the OYA Media Group to start the life of young black post-secondary graduates of film, television and digital media programs. The goal of the program is to support black youth in these industries by providing mentoring, networking, portfolio creation opportunities as well as on-site training with heads of film departments. Currently in its fourth year, the program now has more than 60 alumni members who are continuously recruited to jobs, internships, and other forms of professional experience. For more information, please visit the website: www.oyablackarts.org.

Source: Corus Entertainment Inc.

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