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Corus Entertainment, OYA Media Group team to launch unscripted internship program

Canadian media company Corus Entertainment is teaming with Toronto-headquartered OYA Media Group and its Emerging Filmmakers program to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, the media company announced on Monday ...
November 22, 2021

Canadian media company Corus Entertainment is teaming with Toronto-headquartered OYA Media Group and its Emerging Filmmakers program to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, the media company announced on Monday (Nov. 22).

The program will offer opportunities for training, networking and mentorship for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education, and are interested in pursuing a career in lifestyle or factual TV.

The program will also offer two participants an eight-week paid internship placement on a Corus-supported unscripted production in 2022.

“The Corus Unscripted Internship Program will serve as a pathway to employment and provide unique opportunities for participants to gain experience and network as they look to build their careers in the unscripted space,” said Colin Bohm, executive vice president of content and corporate strategy at Corus Entertainment, in a news release.

“Working with Corus to expose up and coming Black talent to the world of unscripted television is a groundbreaking moment for our mission,” added Alison Duke, co-founder, OYA Media Group. “Corus offers a pathway for our participants to gain meaningful experience in the behind the scenes of today’s television.”

The 2021/22 OYA Emerging Filmmakers cohort has already begun this year. The program is an initiative by OYA Media Group to kick-start the careers of Black youth who are post-secondary film, TV and digital media program graduates.

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