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06/04/2018  |  The Native Society

Frances-Anne Solomon: Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where she built a successful career with the BBC as a TV Drama Producer… read more

04/10/2018  |  Festival Reviews

Interview with Festival Director Frances-Anne Solomon (CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF))

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas… read more

03/07/2018  |  CaribbeanTales TV

Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is a Caribbean British-Canadian filmmaker, writer, producer, distributor and entrepreneur. From BBC producer to award-winning independent filmmaker, Frances-Anne has left an indelible mark on the international film scene… read more

07/03/2017  |  CBC

‘It is not a street party’: 6 important lessons about the true significance of Carnival

The end of July and start of August mark the celebration of Carnival parades across Canada. They go by various names: Caribbean Days Festival in Vancouver, Cariwest in Edmonton, Carifest in Calgary and of course — although it may have a different name officially… read more

02/04/2017  |  St Lucia Times

CaribbeanTales Flow into Production

Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group… read more

2017  |  WIDC

Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where she… read more

12/2015  |  The Caribbean: On Screen

The Caribbean, On Screen: A Conversation with Frances-Anne Solomon

For the past decade, Toronto has played host to the annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, an important milestone marking the global emergence of a rich and vibrant Caribbean film and television industry… read more

2015  |  Alchetron

Frances-Anne Solomon

Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she began her professional life at the BBC in England, where she built a successful career as a producer, first with BBC Radio then with BBC television drama. She also produced and directed independent films through her company Leda Serene Films… read more

2/6/2015  |  dbpedia.org

profile: Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon (born 28 June 1966) is a Trinidadian filmmaker, writer, producer, distributor and entrepreneur. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she began her professional life at the BBC in England, where she built a successful career as a producer, first with BBC Radio then… read more

2/2/2015  |  Women Make Movies

profile: Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, distributor and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where… read more

12/9/2014  |  Wikipedia

Frances-Anne Solomon

Born in England of Trinidadian parents, Frances-Anne Solomon began her professional life at the BBC in England, where she built a successful career as a producer, first with BBC Radio then with BBC television drama.[1] She also produced and directed independent films through her company… read more

11/6/2014  |  Jamaica Observer

Shot in arm for Caribbean films

REGIONAL film distributor, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), has received a shot in the arm through a major funding grant from the European Union. Founder of the CTWD, producer and film-maker Frances-Anne Solomon is pleased with this latest development which she sees… read more

11/5/2014  |  Pennant Media Group

Award-winning filmmaker, producer and Founder of CaribbeanTales Frances-Anne Solomon, to receive Heritage Award at the 2014 Planet Africa Awards Gala

Award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer and Founder/curator of CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, Frances-Anne Solomon, is the recipient of this year’s Heritage Award from the Planet Africa Group to be presented at the 2014 Planet Africa Awards Gala… read more

11/4/2014  |  RJR News

Big boost for Caribbean film distribution

CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), a Barbados-based film distribution company, has received a funding grant from the ACPCultures+ Program, financed by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Group of States for ‘The 3D Distribution Project’ (3D) that will… read more

2014  |  Mixcloud channel: Myles Marcus

10/13/2013  |  Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

New Opening for Caribbean Filmmakers

Sharp-tongued comic Rachel Price gave a small audience a glimpse of her vulnerable side recently, exchanging a long, tight hug with Caribbean filmmaker and distributor Frances-Anne Solomon. Price recalled how Solomon gave her the career-boosting chance a decade ago to star alongside… read more

9/12/2013  |  The Hollywood Reporter

Toronto: Caribbean Filmmakers Launch SVOD Service

Caribbean film and TV series now have their own online VOD channel. The Toronto-based CaribbeanTales Group on Thursday launched CaribbeanTales-TV, a subscription video streaming service, while attending the Toronto International Film Festival… read more

9/9/2013  |  The Harriet Tubman Institute

The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase

Celebrate films from the Caribbean diaspora with screenings and networking sessions at the 8th annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase (September 4-14, 2013). Check out films such as Kingston Paradise by Director, Mary Wells, about a street hustler stuck in the violent ghettos of Kingston… read more

9/3/2013  |  Repeating Islands

Frances-Anne Solomon…telling strong stories through film

Who is this Trinidadian international award-winning filmmaker? A recent Sunday Newsday story told more of Cross, the retired legal luminary, whose life as a “Trinidadian hero for all times” has inspired Solomon’s vision for the 75-minute feature documentary, to be released in 2014… read more

8/31/2013  |  Urban Hero Magazine

8th Annual CaribbeanTales – Toronto Film Showcase – An Interview with Frances-Anne Solomon CEO and Founder

8th Annual Caribbean Tales – Toronto Film Showcase – An Interview with Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO and founder… read more

8/30/2013  |  Swept

Canadian Caribbean-themed web channel launches

Caribbean Tales Group, a Canadian multimedia company, has officially announced the launch of its online Caribbean-themed channel, which is aiming to create space for more cultural representation and to educate young people on their cultural roots… read more

8/21/2013  |  T-Mak World

CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Festival 2013 – Tales of a Cocktail Kick Off Event

In conjunction with the start of the Canadian National Exhibition, the CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Festival held their Tales of a Cocktail event kickoff on Saturday August 17th at the Direct Energy Centre and TMAK World was there.  In the run up to this years festival… read more

08/12/2013  |  ’83 To Infinity

Artsy Fartsy: Caribbean Film Screening with gems of the Caribbean

Last summer, I heard about a Caribbean film festival that was going to be taking place in Toronto. My love of the arts and my unyielding Caribbean pride pushed me to send an email to the media contact, asking if there was any way I – a small, local blogger – could get involved… read more

7/16/2013  |  Pride News

Caribbean Film Festival Raises The Bar For Filmmakers

It took filmmaker, Frances-Anne Solomon’s, dogged determination to put on the first CaribbeanTales film festival and now in its eighth year the festival has expanded the possibilities of Caribbean film. Solomon, chief executive officer of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, recalled that when… read more

7/14/2012  |  City News

Toronto-based filmmaker takes Caribbean culture global

For years, veteran Toronto-based filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon had to justify to Canadian buyers and distributors the niche filled by her independent, non-commercial work, specifically film and television content that mined the Caribbean diasporic experience… read more

7/11/2012  |  Yonge Street Media

Building a better brand: Frances-Anne Solomon’s efforts to take Caribbean culture global

For years, veteran Toronto-based filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon had to justify to Canadian buyers and distributors the niche filled by her independent, non-commercial work, specifically film and television content that mined the Caribbean diasporic experience… read more

4/12/2012  |  Black in Canada

Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and producer in film, television, radio, theatre, and new media. Born in London, England to Trinidadian parents and raised in the Caribbean and Canada, Frances-Anne began her television career at Banyan Productions in Trinidad… read more

9/13/2011  |  The Dr Vibe Show

Dr.Vibe with Frances-Anne Solomon (CEO – CaribbeantTales Worldwide Distribution

Dr. Vibe with Frances-Anne Solomon, Chief Executive Officer – CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution at the Caribbean Tales event at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2011… read more

7/29/2011  |  Anguilla News

Caribbean Filmmakers Scholarship Fund Launched

Filmmakers across the Caribbean region can apply for scholarships to attend this September’s CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Toronto Film Showcase and Market Access Program in Toronto. Announcing the CaribbeanTales Scholarship Fund at a Toronto press conference last week… read more

5/1/2011  |  Pan Caribbean

Eye to Eye – Conversations: Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is one of the most prolific of contemporary Caribbean filmmakers. Among her feature films are: What My Mother Told me, Peggy Su! and A Winter Tale. She has produced documentaries such as Reunion (about women from the West Indies serving in the armed forces during WWII)… read more

4/10/2010  |  Jamaica Gleaner

CaribbeanTales Goes To NYU, Cannes

Over a year ago Frances-Anne Solomon received an e-mail from cultural icon Dr Kamau Brathwaite, congratulating and thanking her for her contribution to Caribbean film through the annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival, held in Toronto, Canada, each July… read more

3/16/2010  |  The Bajan Reporter

Sound and Vision in the Caribbean Imaginary

Filmmaking, perhaps more than any other art form, complicates the question of national or regional affiliation. Film needs a director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, sound mixer, gaffer, producer amongst others and these may come from very different places and cultural backgrounds… read more

4/1/2010  |  Journal of West Indian Literature

New Film In Trinidad by Frances-Anne Solomon with Brit-Guyanese Author Oonya Kempadoo – Casting call for “Break Out”

Casting Call for Frances-Anne Solomon’s new film “Break Out“. Written by Oonya Kempadoo and Frances-Anne Solomon. Produced by Lisa Wickham. Production is slated for July-August 2010. The film will be shot entirely in Trinidad… read more

9/30/2007  |  Global Voices Online

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon

Trinidad-born Frances-Anne Solomon is a blogger and award winning filmmaker who has just completed her most recent project, A Winter Tale. Set in the violent downtown Toronto community of Parkdale, the story begins with the gathering of a black men’s support group… read more

4/1/2007  |  Geoffrey Philp Blog

blog: In my Own words – Frances-Anne Solomon

A cluster of thoughts are crisscrossing my mind tonight. My new film, A Winter Tale, will be in front of an audience for the first time on Wednesday, and with that a long creative journey from concept to print finds closure.I was asked by Geoffrey Philp to write “In My Own Words” for his blog… read more

4/1/2003  |  Jamaicans .com

Frances Anne Solomon Director of Lord Have Mercy

Frances-Anne Solomon (Co-Creator/Team Story Writer/Director/Producer) studied Theatre and English Literature at the University of Toronto before moving to the UK. There, she spent 15 years working as a producer, director and writer in film, television and radio… read more

4/1/1999  |  Caribbean Airlines: Caribbean Beat

Frances Anne Solomon: Beating the System

When she directed Peggy Su in 1996, Frances-Anne Solomon became one of the few Trinidadians to have directed or produced a feature film. She joins a select group of pioneers that includes Horace Ové, Anthony Maharaj, Kamalo Deen, Horace Wilson, Michael New, Gerald Joseph and Mary-Jane Gomes… read more