FilmTT’s has a new GM
The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) has appointed a new General Manager, Leslie-Ann Wills-Caton, who has commenced her new role as at Monday 15th June 2020.
Leslie Ann Wills-Caton 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 for international productions and collaborated on several documentaries and commercials.
She 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.
Leslie Ann 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, Leslie Ann 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,” stated Leslie-Ann. “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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About the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT)
The Trinidad & Tobago Film Company Limited is a national agency established in 2006 to facilitate the development of the film industry in Trinidad and Tobago. As a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT), FilmTT provides logistical support and film commission services such as location scouting and research and acts as a liaison with industry partners, the community, production houses and Government agencies. For more information, please visit www.filmtt.co.tt
About the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT)
The Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT) is a wholly owned State enterprise established by The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Trade and Industry. CreativeTT’s mandate is ‘to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activities of the Creative Industries in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth’ and, as such, the company is responsible for the strategic and business development of the three (3) niche areas and subsectors under its purview- Film, Fashion and Music. For further information, please visit www.creativett.co.tt