"Dialogue between Independent Producers & Broadcasters”

CaribbeanTales and the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) present a half-day workshop for Independent Producers and Broadcasters on Friday morning, February 26, 2010 at the Savannah Hotel, St Michael, Barbados.

The purpose of the workshop is to develop an ongoing dialogue between the film producers community and the broadcast community in order to chart new directions for co-operation between the two for that will lead to increasing the exposure of Caribbean audio visual content within the region and beyond.

The first session will address the challenge of balancing the demand and supply of Caribbean films and other audio visual material, which relates to the challenges within the production and broadcasting environment, such as the economics of productions and their availability for broadcasting and the collaboration on promotion and distribution opportunities.

The second session speaks to the the legislative framework for enabling increasing content output, whereby critical issues regarding the regulatory framework for film industry, incentives and other financing solutions for productions will be the subject of a round table discussion of the leading independent producers and the major television broadcasters of the region.

The workshop is open to all members of CAN, CBU, as well as other professionals of the audio/visual industry are encouraged to take part in this workshop.

SCHEDULE

  • 9:30am – 11:00am: Dialogue between Independent Producers and Broadcasters: “The Challenge of Balancing Demand & Supply of Caribbean Films and other Audio Visual Content”
  • 11:00am – 11:15am: Coffee Break
  • 11:15am – 12:45pm: Presentations and a panel discussion: “Enabling the Regulatory Environment of Caribbean Productions”
  • 12:45 pm – 1pm: Conclusions