CaribbeanTales

Canadian Journalist Turned Movie Producer Premieres Film “The Skin”

Mitzi Benjamin-Allen, Executive Producer of The Skin

TORONTO, Canada – Former Canadian broadcast journalist Mitzi Benjamin premieres her feature film The Skin, in Toronto this week.
Benjamin the second half of HAMAFilms, a dynamic husband and wife filmmaking duo based in Antigua, are here for the red carpet premiere of their fourth feature film at the CaribbeanTales Film Showcase at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre this Friday. Continue reading

10 Film Producers selected for CaribbeanTales Content Incubator

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Ten (10) outstanding producers from around the world will participate in the 1st CaribbeanTales Content Incubator due to kick off in Barbados on March 14 at the Island Inn Hotel.

“The quality of the applications was high, and our judges had very hard choices to make. The projects chosen are diverse and exciting, ranging from historical, to supernatural to contemporary. We are looking forward to seeing all these projects come to fruition.“ said CEO and accomplished international filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.

The successful applicants are: filmmaker Maharaki from Martinique, writer Terry Lee Barrat, from Philadelphia, USA; Jhon Narvaez Escudero from Columbia; Faisal Lutchmedial, from Montreal; Alwin Bully from Dominica; Garland Holder from Trinidad; and Alison Latchman from Jamaica. Three local Barbadian producers will round off the group – photographer Douglas Newton, writer/director Marc Gibson, and writer/producer Sara Venable.

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. Continue reading