Magazine article Screen International

Caribbean Film Commissioners Unite at Toronto (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Caribbean Film Commissioners Unite at Toronto (Exclusive)

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Film commissioners explore partnership opportunities.

The films commissioners of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica are in Toronto meeting their counterparts as they explore ways to jointly promote the Caribbean industry.

Both commissions are swapping notes on how to educate their local investor bases in the ways of the film business.

“We’re working to get investors to see the value of investing in local content,” Nneka Luke (pictured at right), film commissioner at Trinidad & Tobago at Trinidad & Tobago Film Company (FilmTT), said. “It moves away from the model of the government being the only investor.”

Jamaican film commissioner Renée Robinson (pictured at left with colleague Christopher Benjamin) at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is launching a $20m film fund andhas formed a partnership with the World Bank to take a delegation of investors to Hollywood for introductory meetings in 2018. …

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