Sunday 25 August, 2019

Government backs animation sector

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon (centre), flanked by Ms Camille Selvon Abrahams, Animae Caribe founder (left)and Ms Joan Vogelesang, International Animation Consultant (right).

Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon (centre), flanked by Ms Camille Selvon Abrahams, Animae Caribe founder (left)and Ms Joan Vogelesang, International Animation Consultant (right).

Government has demonstrated its commitment to expanding and developing the local animation sector with a recent meeting with an international animation specialist.

Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon met with international animation specialist, Joan Vogelesang, an International Animation Consultant and former Chief Executive Officer of Toon Boom, an international animation technology company based in Canada.

Gopee-Scoon reiterated Government’s commitment to building capacity and developing the animation industry in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Vogelesang lauded the efforts by Government to develop an Animation, Game and Music Technology Outsourcing Hub at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), noting the economic opportunities of the US$222 billion dollar global Animation Industry for T&T.

The facility is expected to position Trinidad and Tobago as a viable source for outsourced animation work from international animation production companies with corresponding benefits to the national economy through indigenous creative and technical talents.

Vogelesang has been a significant supporter of efforts to develop the local Animation Industry with strategic linkages to the Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival. She has received several international awards for her contribution to the global Animation Industry.

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