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YkhouseboatersfeaturedonnewrealityTVshowArtsCultureTelevision15TuesdayJuly152014ProposedAdditionstoNWTListofSpeciesatRiskTwospecieshavebeenidentiedforadditiontotheNWTListofSpeciesatRisk.TheyareTheGovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesislookingforyourinputonthepotentialadditionofthesespeciestotheNWTListofSpeciesatRisk.FormoreinformationontheassessmentofthesespeciesandtheprocessforlistingvisittheNWTSpeciesatRiskwebsiteatwww.nwtspeciesatrisk.caorcontactyourlocalENRoffice.SendyourcommentsontheassessmentandpotentiallistingofthesespeciestoLyndaYongeDirectorWildlifeEnvironmentandNaturalResourcesGovernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesBox1320YellowknifeNTX1A2L9Phone867873-7588Fax867873-0293Emailsaragov.nt.caCommentsduebySeptember82014.NorthernLeopardFrogasThreatenedDolphinandUnionCaribouasSpecialConcernGNWTimprovesterritorialfilmfundingmodelByDALICARMICHAELAmendmentstothegov-ernmentoftheNorthwestTerritoriesGNWTfilmfundingmodelhavebeenmadetobetterreflectthestagesofthemoviegen-eratingprocessallowingterritorialprofessionalstheopportunitytoaccesstomoremoneyfortheirprojects.OnJuly11thedepart-mentofIndustryTourismandInvestmentITIan-nouncedadjustmentsmadetoSupporttoEntrepreneursandEconomicDevelop-mentSEEDinthattheywillcontinuetosetaside100000forNWTlmsbutthewaythecacheisdis-tributedwillevolve.Wevedenitelylearnedalotfromtheindustryandourclientsonhowtobetterimprovethedeliv-erymodelsaidCamillaMacEachernassociatefilmcommissionerwiththeNWTFilmCommis-sionthebranchoftheter-ritorialgovernmenttaskedwithsupportinglocalpro-ductions.Shesaidthattheadjustmentsweremadeinresponsetotheneedsex-pressedbyherclients.Basicallytheideaisthatthisfundingisforresidentsthatareengagedinfilmandmediaarts...thatarepursuingthiscareerfulltimeorhaveaneducationalbackgroundandaretryingtodothisMacEachernsaid.Itsveryoftenthescenariothatfilmmakersintheindustryarework-ingotherjobstosubsidisetheirincome.PreviouslyNWTpro-fessionalscouldapplyforsupportforthreeseparatelmproductionstagesde-velopmentmarketingandpromotionsandsponsor-ship.Thesehavebeenbro-kendownfurthertoallowlmmakerstheopportunitytoapplyformoregrantsandmoremoney.Thedevelopmentandproductionstagehasnowbeendivviedupintotwogroupingssmallproduc-tionandtrailerandpitchproduction.Themarketingandpromo-tionstagewasdividedintopitchmarketingandproductmarketing.Mostofthesenewcatego-riescanearnproducersupto5000apiecewiththeexceptionofproductmar-ketingwhichcanearnupto10000.ItsagoodstepintherightdirectionsaidJer-emyEmersonexecutivedirectorofWesternArcticMovingPicturesWAMPaYellowknife-basednon-protorganizationwithamandatetocreatesupportshowcaseandpromotedigi-talmediaintheNWT.ITIisrespondingtothingsthatwerelookingforandmak-ingtheapplicationprocessalittlebitmorelmfriendlyhesaid.Emersonnotedthatthenewmodeladheredwelltotherealitiesofindustrydeadlines.Thebroadcastingecon-omyhasbeengrowingintheNWTsincetheFilmCommissionwasestab-lishedtosupportthein-dustryin1999.Historicallywevedef-initely...hadsomegreatsuccessesMacEachernsaid.OneexampleisFurHarvestersNWTandthatsjustthenewestreality-docuseriesthatwaslmedpro-ducedallintheNWT.ShesaidthattheshowreceivedalotofsupportthroughtheSEEDfund.Emersonsaidwhileheisoptimisticaboutthechangesitwillbeimpos-sibletoknowtheirtrueim-pactuntilNWTcrewshavetheopportunitytotakead-vantageofthechanges.IndustryFilmTelevisionByDALICARMICHAELThelivesofseveralYel-lowknifehouseboatershavebeencaughtonlmandproducerspromisetheirstorieswillfascinateaudi-encesespeciallythoseinthesouth.IceLakeRebelsissetonYellowknifeBayfeatur-ingacastofhouseboatersandcharactersfromaroundthecity.The10-parthour-longseriesbeginsatthestartoffreeze-upseasonandcapturesthestrugglesandachievementsofacom-munitylivingoffthegridinoneofCanadastough-estclimates.Houseboatersaredepictedasoutlawswhoarentforcedtopaytaxesandwholivelifeontheirownterms.Theideathatanyoneislivinginnatureandissortofruledbythemoodofthelakeisaveryfasci-natingcomponenttousaspartofAnimalPlanetsaidKathyrnHaydn-Haysanex-ecutiveproducerwithThisIsJustATestProductionsthepartneringproductioncompanyfortheshow.Ithinkalsowhatwassointerestingtouswashowstrangelyfamiliaranddif-ferentitfeelsfromourownlivesfromviewerslivessaidMelindaToporoffanexecutiveproducerwithAnimalPlanet.Whatittakestowalkyourdoginyourownbackyardversuswhatittakestowalkyourdogwhenthelakeisfreez-ingandyoucangothroughit-thosesimplethingsthatwetakeforgrantedprovehowharditcanbebutthenbeultimatelyworthit.Residentsintheseriesarefacedwithdailychallengesthatmanyland-dwellingspectatorswouldntcon-siderlikemakingsuretheirhousesdontfreezeonananglefortheentirewinter.Somecharacterstaketheiroff-the-gridlifestyletothenextlevelforegoingtripstothelocalgrocerystoretohuntandforageforfoodindependently.LocalswonderaboutrealityshowWhilemanyYellowknif-erslookforwardtoseeingtheiruniquelocalcommu-nityontelevisionsomewonderwhetherthedepic-tionsoflifeonahouseboataregoingtoberealisticorover-dramatized.SearchIceLakeRebelsonTwitterandastringofcommentsalludetotheless-than-extremeexperiencesofmanyhouseboaters.Fightingelementsstarvationonmyhouseboatbutjustmadeanespressoandthinkwellsurvivean-otherdaytweetedindio-saravanjaattachingalinktotheshowspressrelease.Imsurethatforareal-ityTVshowtheyregoingtohypeupthedramabe-causeotherwiseitsgoingtobeboringtowatchsaidJannaGrahamwhohasbeenapartofthehouse-boatingcommunityforsev-eralyears.Itsalotmoreworkthanlivingonlandandduringfreezeupandbreakupitcanbeprecariousandyoudohavetobecarefulbutatthesametimeciviliza-tionisliterally10minutesawayshesaid.Grahamaradioproduceralsobristlesatthenotionofbeingdescribedstrictlyasanoutlaw.Alotofusareprofession-alsliketeachersandgovern-mentworkersandeverythingbutitsprobablynotthelifeordeathscenariosthattheshowwouldputforwardshesaid.AtthesametimeGrahamsaidsheisexcitedtoseetheshowandisntgoingtopassanyjudgmentuntilitairs.Ithinkforthemostparteverythingthatyouresee-ingisreallyandtrulythethingsthatthesepeoplegothroughonthelakeHaydn-Hayssaid.Itmayseemtothemasifnoneofitissuperfantas-ticorexcitingbecausetheylivethislifestyleeverysingledaybuttousitisexciting.Haydn-Hayssaidthecastmemberswereenthusiasticaboutsharingtheirlifestyle.Ifeelthattheirchallengesareveryrealisticandtheyrewelldepictedshesaid.TheshowwillhaveitspremieronSundayJuly27at1000p.m.ETonAnimalPlanet.MollyMackinnonandGaryVillaincourtwillappearonthepremierseasonofAnimalPlanetsIceLakeRebels.PhotocourtesyofThisIsJustATestProductions