Congrats to our Filmmakers!

Our Flims Making Moves Positive and Pregnant, is a raw and honest first film made by Candace and Stacey Lela. It screened at the 2011 New York Film and Television Festival in May, and is now being widely featured at the Trinidad and Tobago Television Festival.   Mariel Brown’s beautiful documentary feature, The Solitary Alchemist

Filmmaker In The Newz :

FAISAL LUTCHMEDIAL We met Faisal in Barbados earlier this year when he attended the CT2011 Incubator. This prolific Canadian filmmaker is of Trinidadian and Bangladeshi heritage. Making the Band, a feature film that he co-wrote, co-produced and was the Director Of Photography for, has just won multiple awards at the prestigious Zanzibar International Film Festival.

CaribbeanTales Market Incubator

Spotlight : CaribbeanTales Market Incubator 7-13th September 2011 There are still places in our 2011 Toronto Incubator, so get in touch if you are interested in taking part. The CTWD Market Incubator Program was created to help producers make their projects market-ready, and connect with appropriate buyers. Participants are provided with invaluable training and networking

Caribbean Film Festival Returns to TORONTO

TORONTO (July 11, 2011) – The creativity of Caribbean filmmakers will be on show in Canada this September when CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution’s Toronto Film Showcase returns to “Hollywood North”.   Now in its sixth year, the 2011 Toronto Film Showcase, and the recently introduced Market Access Program, returns from September 7 to 17, 2011 and

Caribbean Film Company lands Major Distribution Deal

CaribbeanTales and Third World Newsreel form powerful people-focused partnership NEW YORK (June 26, 2011) – Following the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase in New York, a Caribbean company has moved to announce a major deal with a veteran New York-based distributor to promote Caribbean culture to global audiences. Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the Barbados-based

Newz and Goods

Hit For Six! opens the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in Barbados

Alison Saunders’ timeless award winning film “Hit For Six”, distributed by  CTWD, will be the opening feature of the 3rd Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase when it screens in Barbados on Monday May 30th at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The film is the first Barbadian film to be included in the TCFS, and premiered with Spanish subtitles in Havana, Cuba last November at a screening hosted by the TCFS and the Barbados Embassy in Havana.
CaribbeanTales CEO Frances-Anne Solomon expressed pride and satisfaction at this achievement. “TCFS is a great initiative as it provides exposure for films throughout the English, Spanish, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean and even as far as Columbia.” She also noted that this followed the sale of Hit For Six! to MNET, a major South African television network which was another breakthrough for Barbadian, and for Caribbean film.
Written and directed by Alison Saunders Hit For Six! is a fictional account of a playboy West Indies cricketer who must fight the demons of his past, including a match fixing charge, in order to find  love and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies player.
“We are really delighted to be selected to break yet another barrier for Barbadian film by being subtitled in French and Spanish and included in the Caribbean Travelling Film Showcase. We believe this is critical as we seek greater integration with other language areas in the Caribbean and Latin America.” said Alison Saunders, the film maker and the Managing Director of Blue Waters Productions.

Media Advisory: Press Conference – CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase/Caribbean Week in New York/ Barbados Tourism Update

WHO: Founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, Frances-Anne Solomon; Lennox Price, Consul General of Barbados at New York; Sylma Brown-Bramble, Director of the Americas, Caribbean Tourism Organization; Campbell Rudder, Vice President of Marketing, Barbados Tourism Authority. WHAT: Press Conference to announce The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase to be held during Caribbean Week in

Watch: “Remixed & Remastered: Defining & Distributing The Black Image In An Era Of Globalization

Michelle Materre‘s conference “Remixed and Remastered: Defining and Distributing the Black Image…” took place in New York City on April 9/10. Most of you know that Michelle has been very involved with the CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution project during our first year – as a tutor and facilitator at our Toronto Launch and Market Acces Program,

Caribbean Entrepreneur Backs Creative Economy

NEW YORK (April 21, 2011) – The creativity of Caribbean filmmakers will be a focus of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in New York, June 4 to 11, 2011.

Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, announced a new partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) which will feature trailers of top Caribbean films during CTO meetings and events during Caribbean Week, and a day-long Caribbean Film Showcase with panel discussions and networking on Saturday, June 11.

“By presenting the best and brightest of our filmmakers, our intention is to create a platform on the world stage for Brand Caribbean,” said Solomon, who noted that the linkages between film and the bread and butter tourism industry are obvious, but have not been exploited.

Sylma Brown-Bramble of CTO (left) and Frances-Anne Solomon in New York last week.