The Jamaica Film and Television Association Limited (JAFTA) this week is taking part in the staging of the British Councils Script Development Workshop. 

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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) Christoper 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, Letay Williams, Front (l-r) Justine Henzell, Janet  Morrison, Tanya Batson-Savage, Mezan Ayoka Morrison, Danielle Russell, Ina Sotiroav and JAFTA Preseident , 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.

The Jamaica Film & Television Association (JAFTA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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