“Legal Aspects of Film Production” – 5th & 6th June at the Tom Adams Financial Centre

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution

Practising and emerging filmmakers and film enthusiasts are expected to share in a unique educational experience this coming weekend when the National Cultural Foundation presents a seminar-workshop entitled “Legal Aspects of Film Production” on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre. Presenters are notable Caribbean producer/director, Frances-Anne Solomon, and renowned Canadian entertainment lawyer, Danny Webber.

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and producer. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in Trinidad, lived and worked in the UK for several years, and has been based in Toronto, Canada since 1999. She founded Leda Serene Films in 1990 as her production vehicle, through which over the years she has created, produced and directed dramas, documentaries, series and feature films both in the UK, and in Canada. In 2001 she founded Caribbean Tales, a Toronto-based not for profit multimedia production company producing educational resources based on Caribbean-heritage storytelling, including audio books, documentaries, websites, and an annual Caribbean-themed film festival. From 1989 to 1998 she was also a radio, film and television drama producer for the BBC in England.

Danny Webber is a partner with the firm Hall Webber LLP, a boutique firm specializing in entertainment law which is rated by Lexpert as one of the top entertainment firms in Canada. He has practiced exclusively in the area of entertainment & media law since 1996, having commenced his career with Canada’s largest commercial theatre producer Mirvish Productions, and then later joining the acquisitions and business affairs department at Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting. NCF-LogoHe entered private practice in 1999 and currently represents clients from both the United States and Canada, including film, television, interactive media and theatre producers, distributors, talent agents, writers, directors, actors, journalists, designers, animators, artists, website developers, composers, musicians and publicists. He advises on all aspects of development, production, financing, intellectual property protection, licensing and distribution of feature films, television programs, live theatre, music, publishing, interactive media projects and music.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily and will be free of cost to participants. For registration or further information contact should be made with Cultural Officer Annette Nias at telephone no: 424-0909 ext. 238 or via e-mail: annette-nias@ncf.bb

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