Natasha Semone Vassell is a notable member of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA), Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT), and Women in Film and Television (WIFT) in Toronto Canada. She is also a member of the diversity committee of ACTRA Toronto’s local office.
Diva Film Productions is a film and media production company showcasing dramatic feature films, television series, and docudramas. Raising the bar and breaking boundaries in the Canadian industry, Diva Film Productions’ celebrates the true spirit of Canadian multiculturalism and searches for stories that would not ordinarily be told in Canadian mainstream media.
The company specializes in structuring, financing, and producing domestic and international co-productions. It partners with financiers, producers, directors, and writers in pursuit of projects with international marketplace potential.
Our current slate of credits includes:
Black Cyclone – (executive producer) (pre-production)
Cobalt Red – (executive producer) (pre-production)
A Camaican In Quebec – (TV series) CBC and CMF Confirmed
Brown Baby (development) – Telefilm and Ontario Creates Confirmed
SHEYDA (development) – Telefilm and Ontario Creates Confirmed
RUN – (development) Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) confirmed
Founded and incorporated in 2017 by Natasha Semone Vassell, she has worked in the Canadian film and television industry in Toronto, Canada over a 10-year period. Diva Film Productions’ inception has been aspired to create stories that people want to watch. Slowly building a reputation for creating outstanding programming for a global audience. Diva Film Productions is also expanding into the European market with scripted programming and feature films with a focus on international co-productions.
Diva Film Productions has received development support from government agencies for its current slate of projects from Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates, Canada Media Fund, and the Indigenous Screen Office. Diva Film Productions has also acquired presales broadcast interest with distribution partners such as CBC and MNET in South Africa.
With our established network of accomplished and independent partners, we can foster the right ideas for every project. Diva Film Productions’ portfolio will also branch into everything from long-format documentaries to short-format series, and online web series for community entertainment.
A Canadian-born, resident of Toronto, Natasha has lived in Italy and Germany for the past 10 years. College and University educated, she can speak conversational Italian and French. Natasha splits her time between Toronto, Canada & Germany.
An Industry Powerhouse of Diversity
Our team is a collaboration of established film and production specialists that come together from various disciplines. Diva Film Productions has the collective network and story power to put ideas into film. We know how to tell intriguing and relevant stories across multiple platforms.
If you’re looking for a motivated team player for your coproduction, look no further than Diva Film Productions
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
– Ongoing federal support for official coproductions
– Private and public discretionary funding
– Access to Federal Canadian Content Tax Credits and Provincial Canadian
– Content or Services Tax Credit
– Enhanced Canadian broadcast license fees
– Connecting you with endless business opportunities
WHAT YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Each coproduction treaty specifies its own terms, as well as the minimum financial participation of the co-producers. The list of countries that have official audio-visual co-production treaties with Canada is below.
All partners are required to participate creatively and technically.
All financing received from Canadian entities must prioritize Canadian expenditures.
Canada’s longstanding treaties generally require a minimal financial contribution of between 20% and 30%. Newer treaties offer lower minimum financial contribution thresholds, making them more competitive internationally.
If you have a project that you would like to have us as part of your production team please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org