OECS Commission, Castries, St. Lucia, January 13th 2014, Roseau, Dominica - Nine (9) screen writers from the OECS are engaged in a two week training exercise in Guadeloupe.
The Screen Writers workshop which runs from January 19th to 30th 2015, brings together experienced as well as emerging screen writers from Guadeloupe and the wider Eastern Caribbean region in an effort to enhance their writing skills for the development of screen plays for film and television work.
The exercise, part of the OECS Commission’s Creative Industry cluster development programme is funded under the private sector component of the 10th EDF Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS Region and managed by the Competitive Business Unit (CBU) formerly the Export Development Unit of the OECS. Additional support for the programme comes from the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and other partners including the Guadeloupe Association for Development of Independent Cinema (APCAG).
Head of the CBU, Mr. Vincent Philbert expressed his Unit’s commitment to the program designed to enhance the skills and services of OECS actors in the Creative Industries. He says that they are extremely pleased at the strong collaboration between the various organizations which have made it possible to offer this extended training in support of SMEs in the Creative Industries Sector. This activity is part of the work program to promote further development of the sector in the region. Mr. Philbert goes on to add that the support received from Guadeloupe in organizing the workshop is a great example of regional integration and cooperation with our neighbours in the French Caribbean Outermost Region (FCOR).
The writers in the audio-visual sector from the OECS and Guadeloupe are optimistic that they will improve on their skills in story telling for production and broadcast and to enhance their industry profile within the emerging film sector in the OECS, over the duration of the Guadeloupe workshop. The Screen Writers workshop will encourage the development of script writing through coaching scenarios for film production in the Caribbean region.
Several facilitators from Guadeloupe and the English-speaking Caribbean are expected to deliver sessions on the various aspects of screen writing, script development and film production. Dr. Alwin Bully, Dominican playwright and Director along with screen writing experts Ms. Amba Chevannes of Jamaica and Nicole Brookes of Barbados are among the resource persons conducting the workshop.
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