FilmTT Appoints New General Manager
Port of Spain, 30th August, 2016: The Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited (FilmTT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Nneka Luke to the position of General Manager effective 1st September, 2016.
Chairman of the Board, Camille Selvon Abrahams shared that this selection was a meticulous decision. “Ms. Luke was carefully selected from a group of highly qualified applicants. Her background in festivals, film and finance showed us that her base was wide and included elements that are critical for taking film in T&T to the next level,” she explained.
Ms. Luke possesses a unique combination of film industry experience and brand and communications expertise, which ideally positions her to lead the growth and development of FilmTT. She has held several senior roles in corporate communications, managing internal and external communications; brand and company strategy; sponsorship, events, and publications.
Her most recent role was External Relations Director at the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) where she directly contributed to the growth of the Festival and the overall brand at local, regional and international levels, to the increase of local audiences through cohesive brand and communications planning and execution, and built a regional and international network in the film industry that includes contacts in Europe, USA, South Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
Ms. Luke’s experience of building ttff’s brand, her knowledge of the local, regional and international film industries and years of state and private sector communications experience, makes her the ideal leader to take on the role of General Manager at FilmTT.
“After almost six years of involvement in the local film industry, first as a private sector sponsor and then at the ttff, it is exciting to have the opportunity to now contribute to its development at the state level. I see only the many possibilities to build on the foundation work that has been done to create a strategically-developed film industry that serves both international productions and T&T’s creative producers,” Ms. Luke stated.
Selvon Abrahams also added, “Her immense network of professionals in the field, and an understanding of film financing and support makes her suitably primed to take on this important role in the industry. She also has a wonderful connection to the local film stakeholders which is extremely important for us as we believe that we have some bridges to build in order to move forward.”
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