NATHALIE YOUNGLAI

BIPOC TV & Film | Founder / Writer, Director, Producer

Nathalie Younglai has gone from being a professional harpist to reality TV Director, to Screenwriter in Children’s TV and Primetime drama series.

Younglai enjoys tapping into her inner child when she writes in Kids’ TV on such shows as Magic School Bus Rides Again, 16 Hudson, and Addison. She delves into deeper social justice issues when developing her own prime time drama series. Always interested in shaking things up and creating change, Younglai founded BIPOC TV & Film, a grassroots organization advocating representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in front and behind the camera. Through this organization, she has helped BIPOC creatives get hired in the industry, created a sense of community amongst peers and built relationships with allies who also want to see the Canadian TV industry reflect the world we live in.

She received the ACTRA Diversity’s Sandi Ross Award, Ben Watkin’s Breakthrough Award, and Reelworld’s Trailblazer Award. Her nominations include an Ontario Colleges Premier Award, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for her writing on Dino Dana.

Younglai currently has comedy and drama series in development with Canadian networks. She is a Writer/Co-Producer on CBC’s hit drama, Coroner, and is deeply honored to be the recipient of The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s 2020 Humanitarian Award, The WGC Alex Barris Mentorship Award and was named NOW Magazine Trailblazer.

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