Port of Spain, 10th March 2022: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) is thrilled to announce the launch of the second edition of the Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme: On Set. On Set is a 5-month production incubator to create a 5-episode (22 mins per episode) television series in collaboration with TTT Limited and exporTT. The production incubator begins with an open call for the Writers’ Room. The Writers’ Room is a one-month on-the-job training for writers to familiarize themselves with the TV sitcom/studio format, which will include 2 weeks of training/mentorship. FilmTT invites all interested persons to submit their pilot script via the FilmTT website by Friday 25th March 2022.
Last year, FilmTT launched its Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme, a development initiative designed to inspire members of the local audio-visual industry, expand their technical expertise to meet international standards and encourage them to produce content suitable for distribution. The first edition, The Pitch, began with training workshops for 24 participants with international education agency Stage 32 and five guest presentations by local film professionals. Ten participants went on to present a 2-minute pitch of their original scripts in the Preliminary Phase which saw 6 advancing to the Final Pitch where the top 3 pitches were entitled to awards of limited development funding towards their scripts.
This year, On Set will focus on the production aspect of the Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme. Five writers will be shortlisted to participate in the Writers’ Room where they will receive training that would enable them to manage a writers’ room, understand the process involved in scriptwriting, specifically, writing for TV, while tailoring their writing voice to develop well-rounded characters and a marketable series. They will also collaborate to develop 5 episodes of a family-friendly television series. The series will premiere on TTT (Trinidad and Tobago Television Limited).
“We are thrilled to be taking the Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme on to the next level, Production! On Set is a chance for writers to take their idea from the pages to the set. We look forward to all the submissions and to, once again, work with so many talented professionals in the local film industry.” Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, General Manager, FilmTT.
For more information, or to submit a script for the Writers’ Room, visit www.filmtt.co.tt/onset.
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