The Jamaica Film and Television Association Limited (JAFTA) this week is taking part in the staging of the British Council’s Script Development Workshop.
Script Development Consultant, Ludo Smolski engages workshop participants as he discusses the screenplay development process.
Led by instructor, Ludo Smolski, a Script Development Consultant and Lecturer at the National Film and Television School (UK), the workshop focuses on the creation and development of strong screenplays through the analysis of script structure and the working relationship between the Screenwriter, Script Editor and Producer in the script development process.
JAFTA led the open call process in Jamaica and 15 participants were selected, following a rigorous selection process, by a 3-member judging panel represented by the British Council, JAFTA and JAMPRO. The 15 selected participants are:
Mezan Ayoka Morrison Tanya Batson-Savage Kerry Ann Ellington
Christopher Browne Kaiel Eytle Justine Henzell
Tony Hendriks Denise Gooden Danielle Russell
Kevin Jackson Janet Morrison Natalie Thompson
Letay Williams Ina Sotiroav Andre Wynter
Back (l-r) Christopher Benjamin (JAMPRO), Kaiel Eytle, Chris Browne, Ludo Smolski, Andre Wynter. Middle (l-r) Olayinka Jacobs-Bonnick-(British Council), Denise Gooden, Kevin Jackson, Natalie Thompson, Tony Hendriks, Front (l-r) Justine Henzell, Janet Morrison, Tanya Batson-Savage, Mezan Ayoka Morrison, Danielle Russell, Ina Sotiroav and JAFTA President , Gabrielle Blackwood.
“JAFTA looks forward to the mentorship and training that will come from this workshop and we anticipate significant improvements in the development and production of feature-length scripts and films.” - JAFTA President, Gabrielle Blackwood.
The Workshop, which runs from the 1st to the 5th March, 2017, is being hosted at the offices of JAMPRO in New Kingston.