Tuesday 14 July, 2020

New General Manager appointed to FilmTT

Leslie-Ann WIlls-Caton is the new General Manager of FilmTT

Leslie-Ann WIlls-Caton is the new General Manager of FilmTT

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) has a new General Manager, Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton.

Wills-Caton assumed her new role on Monday, June 15.

She has extensive experience in the film industry.

She is a film and event professional with over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and is the owner and founder of FIXERfilm Limited in Trinidad and Tobago.

She has managed numerous feature films, facilitated international productions and collaborated on several documentaries and commercials.

Wills-Caton has co-produced the feature film Grace & Saleem (2019), produced The Hike (2019), and several other short-form narratives under the FIXERfilm brand. In 2019 she launched the first Film & Folklore Festival focusing on local folklore, traditions and beliefs and partnered with 120N 610W Film Festival showcasing a Caribbean Film Night in Brooklyn (September 2019), Boston (October 2019) and in England (November 2019). In that same year, she pioneered the Movies n’ Makers programme that focuses on film education in secondary schools and communities.

Wills-Caton holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management, is a certified Etiquette Consultant from The Etiquette Institute, Missouri and lectures in Public Speaking, Event Management and Wedding Planning.

Having been a driving force and backbone of numerous productions, she is excited to bring her vast experience and knowledge to embrace an inclusive industry and engineer a path for the community to showcase our talents to the world.

“I am thrilled to begin this journey and look forward to what it has in store for all creatives,” she said via a press release from FilmTT.

“Trinidad and Tobago has a historical love affair with the cinematic experience and in thinking about a post Covid on-screen media world, the intention is to encourage persons from all communities to tell their stories so that we can collectively be inclusive.

"By combining film, fashion, music, animation and theatre, filmmakers can engage the world and reignite a demand across all visual platforms. There is marketability in our indigenous stories and stories imbued with Caribbean products, culture and intoxicating landscapes will act as a unique selling point adding to our screen tourism."

 

 

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