For Immediate Release
Sylma Brown-Bramble of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Photo credit: Margot Jordan Photo available here: http://tinyurl.com/sylma
NEW YORK (May 12, 2011) – The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase was described as a “fantastic addition” to Caribbean Week in New York by the island region’s tourism body.The Caribbean Tourism Organization, made up of the region’s governments, enthusiastically welcomed the Film Showcase to the huge Caribbean Week festivities in New York and hinted the partnership may extend to other markets where similar festivals are produced. Addressing community leaders and members of the North American press in Manhattan, Sylma Brown-Bramble, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Director of The Americas, said New York generates the largest volume of business to the Caribbean and her organization was pleased that CaribbeanTales had become a new addition to the program of activities this year. “Anything that happens in the Caribbean affects the tourism industry, positively or negatively – CaribbeanTales is one of the very positive (aspects) of the tourism industry,” said Brown-Bramble. The CTO executive saw the emergence of a new promotional tool for the region: “As the film industry takes wings in the Caribbean, CaribbeanTales is helping us to promote the (beauty of the) region.” The Film Showcase, an all-day affair, will screen on Saturday, June 11. The location will be announced shortly.
Dr. Keith Nurse, Chairman, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution. Photo Credit: Che Rodriguez
Photograph available here: http://tinyurl.com/drkeithnurse
About CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution is the first full-service film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean, and aims to become the go-to solution for producers and buyers of Caribbean-themed content. The company holds marketing events through the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group, and provides co-production services to producers. CTWD was founded by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, and its principals include creative industries expert Dr. Keith Nurse (Chair), economist and businessman Dr. Terrence Farrell, media personality and producer Lisa Wickham, and filmmaker and writer Mary Wells. CTWD is a member of the BIM Ventures family of entrepreneurs.
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