“More than 50 producers applied to this year’s Content Incubator program. The unique program, part of the CaribbeanTales 2011 Festival, Symposium and Marketplace, aims to provide participants with support to develop their new projects through intensive analyses and interventions by international consultants. This year’s incubator focuses on exploring popular local characters and stories that will draw large audiences and funding.Filmmakers will also take part in other events during the festival, like the Symposium, public workshops and screenings, and benefit from networking opportunities with local and international attendees. At the event of the week, they will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of buyers at the Marketplace that will take place on March 19th.” – from Caribbean Tales website.
I’ll be developing a fiction television series called “Welcome to Trinidad” in Bridgetown with some really talented people, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. A trip to Barbados, of course, is icing on the cake.
This comes right on the heels of me finishing up my short film “Mr. Crab”, which is very appropriate since it also features Trini – Canadian culture and caribbean mythology, much like the show I am currently writing. I’ll be posting some film stills here soon, along with any updates about the Incubator or the tv series.