WHAT IS CREATORS OF COLOUR
Creators of Colour Training (CCT), part of the CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG), is a year-round development and production hub. It is inclusive of BIPOC and all gender, film and tv writers, producers and directors. These programs target Canadian, Caribbean and United Kingdom residents. CCT supports creators through the development of compelling and sustainable media content for the global market.
INCREASING EXPOSURE OF BIPOC CREATORS
The mission of CCT is to elevate BIPOC creators to be competitive and represented in the global audiovisual film and television industry. We aim to increase the monetization potential of intellectual property of audiovisual content and thus lay the groundwork for our industry’s viability and sustainability over the longer term. We know that this begins with content creators and producers.
CCT was established in 2009 and has progressively evolved into a dominant training tool for BIPOC creators. In our inaugural year, we had a staggering 25 filmmakers across Canada participate in the launch of our incubator. In 2014, this platform became enhanced to encourage and facilitate the creation of long-running TV and digital web series content. Our reasons for this are primarily market-driven, as we tapped into what will be sustainable and trending in the current global economic climate.
To date, Creators of Colour Training, formerly named Creators of Colour Incubator, has hosted over 150 producers worldwide in the last 11 years.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
Since then, we have tailored our programming to a specific selection process to include emerging and mid-level creatives to accommodate the intensive nature of the program to ensure adequate training both in group and one-one sessions for the participants.
Our mentors are professionals who work in film and television, committed to helping the next generations of filmmakers. Areas of specialization include business affairs; story editing, financing, entertainment law; producing, etc.