Dr Keith Nurse, Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre, University of the West Indies, and Chair of CaribbeanTales Worldwide; Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD)
‘How To Make Money Off Films” – # 2 in a Series of Regional Workshops Covering Principles of Film and Television Distribution in the Caribbean.
Saturday December 17th,nbsp;2011 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Shridath Ramphal Centre, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, University Hill, St Michael, Barbados./p
Dr Keith Nurse, leading creative industries specialist, will headline a workshop on principles of film distribution this weekend, at the Shridath Ramphal Centre Cave Hill, UWI, Cave Hill, in Barbados. Dr Nurse, who is the Director of the SRC, is also the founding Chair of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, the Region’s foremost film distribution entity. The workshop, the second in a series of planned regional collaborative “think-tanks” comes as regional filmed content continues to expand and come to voice in the international marketplace. In the past months several Caribbean-themed films have found internatioanal recognition including “Fire In Babylon”, an inspirational ode to the glory days of Windies cricket; Laetitia Tonos” “La Hija Natural”, the Dominican Republic’s selection for US Academy Award nomination, and Storme Saulter’s “Better Mus Come” that has enjoyed a string of recent festival awards including Audience Award at the Bahamas International Film Festival.
What do Caribbean producers need to know in order to make a living off their work and enjoy international recognition? These are some of the questions adressed by the workshop, which will explore key principles of Marketing and Distribution of Caribbean-themed content.
The session marks the solidification of two important long-time partnerships for CTWD — with UWIrsquo;s Shridath Ramphal Center, and with the Barbados Film and Video Assiciation — that envisions distinctive Bajan film and television content coming into its own and delivering compelling original programs to the regional mix.
Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CTWD said: ldquo;We are delighted to build on and strengthen our strong relationships with these two extremely influential local organizations, that will see national content shortly begin to bear fruit.David Green, newly elected President of the Barbados Film and Video Associationnbsp;said.”The CTWD-led workshop is timely because programs Rommel Hall’s sitcom ldquo;Keeping Up With The Jonesesrdquo; and other film and television programs by local filmmakers are finding audiences and must also find ways to become sustainable. Dr. Keith Nurse summed it up: CaribbeanTales continues to deliver an essential service to regional producers by providing market driven perspectives on how to monetise content.
To register for this workshop, pls email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of the workshop is $25 USD or $50 Barbados.