Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
"It's important to understand that peace has been explored in a very abstract way," Deborah Azinger, founder of New Local Space (NLS) (Kingston) said during her opening remarks of the screening of films4peace 2013.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, September 14th, 2013
The films4peace project is making a landing in Kingston for Peace Day 2013 (September 21) in Art: Films: Peace, a collaboration between the New Local Space (NLS) and Creative Sounds.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
iVu TV, an online television platform run by of eMedia Interactive has regrouped and returned to the digital media landscape, and this time they’ve brought bigger guns.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 1st, 2013
When filmmaker Mary Wells started the journey toward her first feature film, Kingston Paradise, she had no delusions that it would be an easy road, but she hadn’t expected it to be as arduous or as long.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
To many, the short, dark rotund man peddling pillows in Barbican Square, is just a regular figure on the streets of Kingston. One of the many Jamaicans who follow their entrepreneurial leanings in a small time selling on the streets.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, August 11th, 2013
The Annual Caribbean Tales Film Showcase which stretches over a month, has added a new element to its roster of screenings, Gems of the Caribbean. Gems opens the 8th staging of Caribbean Tales, on August 17 with films from Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and St. Lucia.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
The death knell hasn’t quite tolled for filmmaking in Jamaica, but it is animation that has now become the favourite child of the creative industries, at least from the perspective of the government.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, July 5th, 2013
Animation will be among the events used to illustrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Japan as the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica stage their first Japanese Animation Film Festival Festival and manga poster competition.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Jamaica’s animation industry is still embryonic, so much so that to describe it as an “industry” seems a little grandiose. However, a growing number of Jamaican animators have enjoyed some success.