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  • Welcome to FilmTTs Stakeholder Meeting

    July 10 2017

  • Discussion Points

    FilmTTs Purpose and Transition Year

    Current and future state of the sector strategic planning

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  • FilmTT CreativeTTFilmTTs Board of Directors

    Meet our Team

    Ministry of Trade and Industry

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  • A Note from our Boards

    Dionne Mc Nicol-Stephenson

    Chair, FilmTT BoardDirector, CreativeTT Board Creative Industries Strategist

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  • Use the Mics The Focus is on Us Respect Each Others Views

    Setting the Intentions for this Meeting

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  • The Structure, and Where FilmTT Fits

    GoRTT

    Culture, Comm. Dev, Arts

    Trade +Industry

    Finance Planning +Development

    CreativeTT

    MusicTT FashionTT

    InvesTT EximbankExporTT

    FilmTT

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    STAKEHOLDERSLOCALPractitionersService providersGeneral audience11-25sFestivals, broadcasters, exhibitorsUniversities/training programmes

    REGIONALFilm Commissions (JA, BDS, DR, BAH)Festivals + Markets (Mart. GD, CUR, PA)

    INTERNATIONALFestivalsMarketsTraining ProgrammesSales agentsDistributorsFundsLabs/WorkshopsProducers/Companies

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  • FilmTTs Purpose

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    DEVELOPMENT* Set strategic direction for sector* Invest in content producers* Investinexhibition+ind.dev.(filmfestivals)* Build capacity - training* Rebuild regional + international network

    FILM COMMISSION (Serves T&T and international productions)* Promote T&T as a location* Talkbenefits+infowithproducers* Manage incentives (rebate)* Arrange import of equipment* Arrange visa fee waivers

  • State of Play the T&T sector Strengths

    Trained, skilled and creative people Incentives Locations 2016: Bazodee, Play the Devil, Tomb, The Cutlass 2017: Moving Parts, Green Days by the River,

    Unfinished Sentences, etc. UWI, UTT, COSTAAT, SBCS, workshops Cultural diversity Relatively low operating costs Geographic location ICT infrastructure

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  • Gaps in industry value chain No Film Law to govern development Limited training for key production roles Shortage of high-level skills Limitedfocus/expertiseinthebusinessoffilm Limitedindustry-specifictradeandexportroutes Limitedinfrastructurededicatedtofilmproduction No broadcasting incentives/quotas Cinemas and broadcasters take limited chances

    on local content

    State of Play the T&T sector Weaknesses

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  • T&T recognised as attractive location Advances in animation sector Regional network International network Existing large-scale suppliers ATA Carnet activation (MTI priority) Online distribution, broadcasting and

    marketing opps International opps for grants, investment

    workshops, etc.

    State of Play the T&T sector Opportunities

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  • Regional competition for locations Need for continuous training Localmarketappetiteforintl.film/tvproducts Low cost of US products Limited training and focus in secondary schools

    State of Play the T&T sector Threats

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  • FilmTTs Transition Year: Objectives

    FILM COMMISSION* To promote T&T regionally and internationally as a

    premier location for production * To facilitate ground organisation for incoming and

    T&T productions * To provide basic support services for incoming and

    T&T productions* To manage production rebate programme

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    DEVELOPMENT* To develop a 5-10-year strategic plan for the sector

    Launch January 2018 * To rebuild trust in FilmTT with all stakeholders

  • FilmTTs Transition Year: Achievements

    FILM COMMISSION* Redesign and relaunch Production Directory* Update website * Limited international advertising of T&T rebate

    programme * Facilitating35internationalone-offproductions

    (Sept 2016 June 2017) * Fielding interest from international feature productions * Managing rebate programme

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    DEVELOPMENT* Develop 5-10 year sector strategic plan with consultants* Broadening network of TT collaborators govt

    agencies, private sector, etc.* Re-establishing T&Ts brand in the international industry * Sector Benchmarking Survey * Call for Small Marketing and Development Grants

    9 grants, $10k each* Increase social and digital media presence - * @discoverfilmtt

  • Plans to continue to develop a strong and stable sector

    Strategic Plan Film Law Capacity Development Expand Film Commission Fill Gaps in Industry Value Chain

    Rights acquisition Script

    development Financing

    Development

    Cast and Crew selection

    Greenlighting Financing

    PreProduction

    Above the line, Below the line

    Production

    EditingSoundtrack

    PostProduction

    SalesDistribution TrailersPublicity

    Distribution &Advertising

    Theatrical (cinemas)

    DVD/VCR/Blu-ray TV (free and PPV)

    Exhibition

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  • FilmTTs Production Directoryhttp://ttfilmproddirectory.com/

    Final Thoughts

    Next Stakeholder Meeting October 2017

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    Benchmarking Survey (open until July 23 2017)www.filmtt.co.tt/survey

  • info@filmtt.co.ttwww.filmtt.co.tt@discoverfilmtt

    Thank You for Coming!

    Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT)47 Long Circular Road, St James628 1156/1028

    The Parkade closes at 8pm

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