Port of Spain, 28th September 2021: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) is excited to announce the completion of its Business of Film: Script to Screen Programme with a live show on TTT on Thursday 30th September at 7:30 PM. ‘The Pitch’ will showcase a programme recap, participants’ reviews, judges’ feedback as well as an address from Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry.
The Script to Screen programme is intended to position stakeholders at a greater advantage through access to business opportunities and professional growth. Local and international industry professionals facilitated the sessions which include practical components and funding incentives. The workshops aimed to bridge the gaps by providing filmmakers with the proper story/scriptwriting skills, production tools, and marketing and distribution guidelines.
Since the launch of the programme in May, 22 participants were selected for 5 Workshops facilitated by Stage 32 Educator Jason Mirch. The virtual workshops were conducted via Zoom and focused on the main production areas: Scriptwriting, Pre-production, Production, Post-production and Marketing. Each session was followed by a practical assignment that provided participants with additional guidance and feedback. In August, 10 of the 22 participants presented a 2-minute pitch during the Preliminary Pitch phase of which 6 advanced to the Final Pitch. The top 3 will receive development funding awards and they will be revealed on ‘The Pitch’ on TTT. The judges’ panel consisted of creative industry professionals: Calvin Bijou, Chairman, CreativeTT; Abeo Jackson, Actor, Writer, Director, Creative Producer; Sherese Moise of SM Elevation, LLC; Deborah Hoyte of ExporTT; Diane Robertson, Head of TV Programming, TTT; Lorraine O’Connor, Director on the FilmTT Board and Lisa Wickham, international producer, director and CEO of Imagine Media International Ltd.
“The participants have come a long way on their Script to Screen journey with us and we are excited to showcase some of these moments as well as give them an opportunity to share their experiences with the public via the Live Show. We have heard so many great family-friendly content pitches of the comedic, romantic and adventurous genre and we want you, the public, to get a taste of it on ‘The Pitch’ on Thursday 30th September on TTT.” – Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, General Manager, FilmTT.
To keep up-to-date with this and other initiatives, follow/like FilmTT’s Facebook and Instagram pages: @discoverfilmtt.
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