Created in 2014 the Production Support Program (PSP) is CT’s production slate.
This program is designed to shepherd selected projects from pitch to production within twelve (12) months.
The PSP takes the form of creative and script completion, business planning and pre-production planning.
According to 2014’s Icubator manager and mentor Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell:
“The CaribbeanTales Incubator is an ever-evolving, growth-oriented program. This year we concentrated on sustainable series targeted at the worldwide African/Caribbean Diaspora, rather than one-offs. Popular series are what the industry and audiences demand, and our eight (8) producers each delivered excellent series products ranging from children’s animation and sci-fi, to drama and documentary.”
The CTi Market Incubator Program was a great step for me in developing my skills as a producer. The intensity of going through all the steps of development that are easy to bypass to get to the creative elements of production was time well spent. The in-person mentorship we received was simply invaluable.
I can say that the CaribbeanTales Incubator program has elevated my status in the Dominican film community. The things I learned in the program, like preparing for a professional pitch, definitely aided in securing the funds for my first feature film, which I’ll be producing next month.
There was a sense of camaraderie that we experienced near the end of the workshops when we really started to help each other out with tips and moral support before and after the Big Pitch.
The whole process made us also connect with old and new filmmakers and contacts back at home and revived a project we wanted to do for a long time.