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Push Caribbean brands in film

Carol Martindale

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The importance of a strong and thriving film industry was underscored last night by Frances-Anne Solomon, the chief executive officer of the CaribbeanTales Group.
Speaking at Frank Collymore Hall at the gala opening of the third annual festival in Barbados, Solomon said the industry does not only create jobs for the region, but also can be sustainable for economies.
She said through film, the Caribbean’s brands of cricket, carnival and reggae, to name a few, could be pushed and promoted.
“We have a strong culture,” she said, while highlighting the theme of this week’s festival is We Are Building An Industry: Join Us.
Solomon said this year the festival was pulled together by a wide cross section of people across the Caribbean with a vision for the film industry.
Sing Your Song, a documentary on Harry Belafonte, was premiered at last night’s event.
Alison Saunders’ Panama Fever and A Day in a Bajan Life, produced by Penny Hynam, also shared the spotlight at the gala.
Full story in tomorrow’s WEEKEND NATION