Nancy Laing has been involved in the film and television industry for over sixteen years, producing feature films, television movies, documentaries and factual series for international markets.
In 2007, Nancy was Co-Executive Producer on The Secret of the Nutcracker a television movie for CBC. The movie involved collaboration with the Alberta Ballet both creatively and financially, and Nancy’s expertise in financing and business affairs proved invaluable with the innovative financing deals that were required for the production. The Secret of the Nutcracker was nominated for an Alberta Rosie Award for Best Drama over 60 minutes and for a Gemini for Best TV Movie and Best Production Design.
In 2004, Nancy produced the made-for-television feature Chicks with Sticks for TMN The Movie Network, Movie Central, A-Channel and W Network. Working with co-producer Debbie Nightingale, the movie was one of the few that were financed entirely in Canada, with a financing plan consisting of 15 parties including two banks and the bond. Chicks with Sticks won Rosie awards for Best Drama over 60 minutes, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress. With the sale of A-Channel to CHUM and then CHUM to CTV, Chicks with Sticks has enjoyed a wide audience in Canada. It has sold well on DVD in Canada as Anyone’s Game and in the US and around the world as Hockey Mum.
In 2000, Nancy produced her first feature film Jet Boy with distribution from Remstar, and Eagle Pictures in Italy and licenses from TMN The Movie Network, Movie Central and A-Channel. The feature was shot with less than $1.5M and starred Dylan Walsh (Nip Tuck) and Kelly Rowan (The O.C.).
Additional credits include: Line Producer on Burn: The Robert Wraight Story, a made for television movie for CTV, for Alberta Filmworks and Tapestry Pictures; Executive Producer of Cure for Love, a one hour documentary co-production with the National Film Board of Canada; Senior Producer of 39 episodes of the award winning life-style series Fixing Dinner for Food Network Canada; and Production Supervisor on the feature films Anthrax and Double Frame and Associate Producer on the feature Silent Cradle for Illusions Entertainment.
In addition to producing, Nancy has specialized in Business Affairs for the film and television industry. Her clients include Joe Media Group (overseeing over 50 hours of programming in most genres including movies, documentaries, performance programming and factual series); Minds Eye (filing final reports on an international coproduction of a children’s anthology series); and Illusions Entertainment (managing the business affairs for the financing of the Italian-Canadian coproduction mini-series Almost America, as well as six other feature films).
Nancy has taught producing courses at both Red Deer College and NAIT, (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and is a past President of Women in Film and Television – Alberta.
FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
Chicks With Sticks a.k.a. Hockey Mom a.k.a. Anyone’s Game Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) Award Winner: Best Picture, Best Performance by Actor and Actress
Fixing Dinner Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) Award Winner: Best Lifestyle Series, Best Host, Best Screenwriting
The Secret of the Nutcracker Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) Award Best Production Design, Best editing, Best Costume Design, Best Original Musical Score, Best Sound, Best Make-up
The Ramsay Downholers - Pilot Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) Award Winner Best Dramatic Production under 60 minutes 2011.
FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCER CREDITS
Ramsay Downholers – Pilot
2009; ½ hour comedy pilot for Rogers; Zoom Communications and Five Foot Five Productions; Writer/Director Grant Nolin; Producer Trevor Alberts
Cure For Love
2008; 1 hour documentary; Co-Production with National Film Board of Canada, Global TV and Earth to Sky Pictures; Writer/Director Christina Willings
The Secret of the Nutcracker
2007, Made for TV Movie for CBC; Joe Media Group; Starring Brian Cox; Director Eric Till; Senior Producer Shirley Vercruysse; Executive Producers Joe Novak, Matt Gillespie
Fixing Dinner Season 2 & 3
2005/06; 39 x 1/2 hour Lifestyle series for Food Network; Joe Media Group; Executive Producers Joe Novak & Al Magee
Chicks With Sticks
a.k.a. Hockey Mom a.k.a. Anyone’s Game 2004; Made for Pay TV Feature; Coproduction The Nightingale Company and Earth to Sky Pictures; Starring Jessalyn Gilsig, Jason Priestley, Margot Kidder; Director Kari Skogland; Producers Debbie Nightingale, Nancy Laing; Co Producer Christina Willings; AMPIA Award Winner: Best Picture, Best Performance: Actor; Actress, 2005
2003; 1 hr Documentary for A-Channel; Earth to Sky Pictures; Producer: Christina Willings; AMPIA Award nominee, 2004
2001; Feature Film; Smash It Up Productions; Starring Dylan Walsh, Kelly Rowan; Director Dave Schultz; Executive Producer Bruce Harvey
Burn: The Robert Wraight Story
2002; Movie of the Week for CTV; Alberta Filmworks/Tapestry Pictures; Executive Producers Doug Macleod, Mary Young Leckie; Producers Randy Bradshaw, Heather Goldin Haldane
Taking it Off – Season IV
2004; 13x1hr Documentary Series; Anaid Productions; Executive Producer Margaret Mardirossian
Feature 2000; Double Frame 1999; Feature films; Illusions Entertainment Corporation; Producer Bruce Harvey
Silent Cradle Feature
1997; Illusions Entertainment Corporation; Producer Bruce Harvey