FilmTT to Host Virtual Writers’ Lab
Port of Spain, 16th November, 2020: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT) will be hosting a one-day capacity-building webinar, the Business of Film: Writers’ Lab in partnership with ExporTT and TTT.
The objectives of the Writer’s Lab are to connect writers with producers of television content, increase interest in writing for different genres, revitalize existing writers and content creators and encourage activity in television projects, just to name a few. The webinar will be broken up into two Labs: The Creative Process of Screenwriting with Horace Wilson and TV Programming with Diane Robertson. Key areas that will be covered in the labs are Script Formatting, Story Development, Understanding Content Acquisitions and Pitching a Pilot to a Network
Horace Wilson is known for writing the 13 episodes of Turn of the Tide and the 39 episodes of No Boundaries, which aired throughout the entire English-speaking Caribbean. He also Wrote, Produced and directed the 6-episode mini-series Tangled Lives, which was commissioned and funded by the European Union (EU) and aired in more than 30 countries. The mini-series dealt with a family coming to grips with the medical realities and social dimensions of HIV/AIDS. His writing repertoire also includes Seascape, Pan, Lara’s Legacy. Sever and Happy Sad.
Diane G. Robertson is a broadcast television, film production and multimedia professional with twenty (20) years of international industry experience and holds a BA, Communications- TV Production (Magna Cum Laude) from Howard University. She’s held integral roles in the US audio-visual market - at PBS affiliate (Washington, DC), crime drama series City of Lost Souls (Maryland) and the film Ode to Rosa (Washington, DC). She was immersed in Independent Film projects from Maryland to Philadelphia, to Ohio, to Jackson, Mississippi - and recruited from city to city in the role of scriptwriter, producer, associate producer and/or production manager.
“We are thrilled to be working along such titans in the film industry to bring to you, the stakeholders, great capacity building content and training” stated Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, General Manager of FilmTT. “FilmTT will continue to find ways to support filmmakers by presenting workshops that are designed to build on their inherent skillset. FilmTT will continue to offer developmental programs to industry professionals in 2021 and is proud to partner with agencies who have a vested interest in the sustainable development of Trinidad and Tobago’s audio-visual sector.”
For more information on the Writers’ Lab, or to sign up to be a part of this webinar, visit www.filmtt.co.tt/writerslab. To keep up to date with this and other initiatives, follow FilmTT on Facebook and Instagram @discoverfilmtt.
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