Literary Adaptation Workshop

Caribbean & African Literature Lab (CALL)

Led by Kethiwe Ngcobo, Head of Drama, South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Part 1: Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, March 18th, 2011 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Bds $25 per day
Venue: Island Inn Hotel

A Workshop that explores the potential of literary adaptations of Caribbean and African Literature to film.

The workshop will also represent the Official Launch of CALL – The Caribbean and African Literature Lab.

CALL – A Development Co-Production Between South Africa & the Caribbean

The aim of  the Caribbean & African Literature Lab (CALL) is to provide a platform for creative indigenous film and television expression through the rich vein of Caribbean and African literary works. The project is envisioned as a high-quality initiative creating content that will have a global reach and life span.

Project Description

CALL will develop a number of feature film and mini-series script adaptations drawn from literature, to be developed by teams selected competitively. The shortlisted stories will be put into an intensive script development process, supervised by experts in adaptation and drama script development.

The process will take the form of a 24-month platform, including two small scale conferences (interchange of skills and experiences) between Caribbean storytellers in broadcast formats and their South African counterparts.

Practical Output:

  • Eight (8) market-ready scripts (four mini-series and four movies)
  • Market-ready project proposals for production funding

CALL is a  joint project of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution and Infuzion Media.