Come May 19, 2010, Barbados will be home to CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution: the first ever of its kind film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean aimed at creating moneymaking opportunities for producers of Caribbean content.

One of the many tangible outcomes of the recently concluded and highly acclaimed Best of CaribbeanTales Film Festival held in Barbados earlier this year, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution is being established in Barbados to represent Caribbean Filmmakers to the international community.

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution intends to acquire a broad-based catalogue of Caribbean films and to market these products through its Festivals and other international festivals such as Cannes and Mipcom as well as at trade fairs, missions and conferences.

According to CEO and renowned Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, “there is an explosion of product coming out of the region and there is a need for a focused distribution strategy to ensure that these products get the best deals on the international market.”

“Other companies exists worldwide, but Caribbean cinema has its own aesthetic, which unfortunately is marginal to these companies, so we wanted to create something that could take care of our own.” Says Solomon.
Solomon believes that the Caribbean is a reservoir of stories that will appeal to a wide cross-section of people because of the diversity that exists in the Region.

“In fact the literature itself is testament to the wealth of material there is to mine.” She says.

CaribbeanTales Distribution Worldwide is in the process of acquiring product from Regional filmmakers and will showcase its catalogue at the Caribbean Studies Association Conference to be held in Barbados May 24 – 28, 2010.

Interested filmmakers and content providers can contact:
Available for interviews;
Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO