FILMCO Info Session: TT Production Rebate

There are many reasons productions choose to shoot their films in Trinidad and Tobago, but one of the most beneficial elements of filming in T&T is the Production Expenditure Rebate Programme, offered by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT). This programme can save producers money by offering significant “cash back” percentages to both local and international producers. In this one-hour session, FilmTT’s facilitation officer, Regina Seabrun, will explain the different rebate programme tiers; which types of productions qualify; which production expenses qualify; how to calculate rebates; how to apply for the rebate and everything in between.

Production Design Fundamentals

production design fundamentals

with Alexis Johnston-Benamou


Fri 24 Sept, 5.00–7.00 p.m. (est)
location: online via Zoom
tickets: TT$300/ US$45, click here to buy your ticket; early registration required

Seasoned narrative filmmakers know the tremendous amount of value a talented production designer adds to the team. These creatives may not be as well known as directors, producers and writers but the role a production designer fills is essential to a well-produced film. But what exactly does a production designer do? And could it possibly be another career option for artists? In this two-hour workshop, production designer Alexis Johnston-Benamou will break down exactly what it takes to fill this leading role. She will touch on topics such as dissecting a script; collaborating with the director to understand their vision and inspiration; creating a visual language environment and gathering inspiration (a mood board); constructing a team; interdepartmental cohesion and creating a complete environment; and working within specific expectations.

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Click here to view Alexis Johnston-Benamou’s bio.

Using Screenwriting Competitions to ‘Break In’

using screenwriting competitions to ‘break in’

with Kyra Jones


Fri 24 Sept, 10.00–12.00 p.m. (est)
location: online via Zoom
tickets: TT$300/ US$45, click here to buy your ticket; early registration required

As all screenwriters know, there is no easy path to breaking into the film and TV industry. While there are many talented writers across the globe, what usually sets the successful apart is insider knowledge and endless hard work. Knowing and utilising the many different paths to ‘breaking in’ can give a screenwriter the edge needed to actually create a sustainable career, whether you’re from the Caribbean or anywhere else. Screenwriter/actress, Kyra Jones, has a wealth of information to share with motivated screenwriters who would like to take their careers to the next level. After winning multiple competitions over the last few years, she has secured herself representation by the well-regarded Echo Lake Entertainment and has recently been staffed on two TV shows. In this workshop, Kyra will share her wealth of experience, focusing on the fundamentals required to win a screenwriting or pitch competition, insight into what readers and judges may look for, and essential strategies for submitting to festivals.

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Click here to view Kyra Jones’ bio.

Developing the Entrepreneurial Filmmaker

Designing Your Film Festival Strategy

Music + Meaning: Telling Your Story through Music

Documentary Editing

Directing the Caribbean Narrative Feature

Ask the Veteran: Producer / Publicist, Kathleen McInnis

Ask the Veteran: Composer, Miriam Cutler

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