CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) is the first full-service film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean, and aims to become the reference point for producers and buyers of Caribbean-themed content.
CTWD, founded in 2010 by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, was registered as a not for profit organisation in 2012 and is governed by a Board of Directors including creative industries expert Dr Keith Nurse, economist and businessman Dr Terrence Farrell, media personality and producer Lisa Wickham, and filmmaker and writer Mary Wells.
As part of the CaribbeanTales brand, CTWD has helped to develop platforms regionally and internationally for exhibition, marketing and distribution of Caribbean-themed film and audiovisual content.
The CaribbeanTales brand also includes CaribbeanTales.ca, a not-for-profit organisation based in Toronto, Canada that produces educational multimedia products, and the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group, that holds annual events, film festivals, and filmmaker training programmes in Barbados, Toronto, and New York.
DISTRIBUTION of CARIBBEAN-THEMED FILM and TELEVISION PRODUCTS
CTWD aims to match content with buyers and become the go-to company for both producers of Caribbean content, as well as those seeking to acquire it.
MARKETING of CARIBBEAN FILM and TELEVISION PRODUCTS
CTWD aims to raise the international profile of film brand Caribbean — a fiercely Caribbean aesthetic that will capture the global imagination in terms of film and television — in order to penetrate the highly competitive international film and television marketplace.
FUNDING FACILITATION and PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Offered to regional/diaspora producers seeking financing for their products, CTWD will use the contacts acquired through distribution and sales to match producers seeking funding with appropriate funders/buyers.