Toronto, ON – Award-winning Canadian director and founder of CaribbeanTales Media Group, Frances Anne Solomon returns as a member of The Executive Committee of the Directors Directorate of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Committee reviews applications for an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesthe organization is responsible for the Oscars. of Solomon the term of the committee is one year; however, members may serve on an executive committee for a maximum of six consecutive years. Solomon seat on the prestigious executive committee for the third year. of Solomon The first year as a committee member saw 842 new guests, half of whom were women and one-third people of color, in an effort to improve the diversity of the Academy’s voters. Diversity in cinema has been a mission for Solomon and his activities throughout his career. Accessibility is key to improving diversity in cinema.
“Being part of the Executive Committee of the Directors Directorate where my voice will be heard and appreciated in the film community is an honor.”
Frances Anne Solomon
Solomon just concluded a return to Trinidad and Tobago in April 2022, for the triumphant and long-awaited screening from his movie HERO, inspired by the life and times of Mr. Ulric Cross. The unreleased version of the film “New Director’s Cut” was screened at Movie Towne in Port of Spain before being released more widely. Solomon overcame many obstacles to bring “HERO” on screen, and she continues to work to ensure that the stories of filmmakers of color can be seen around the world. It bears repeating that accessibility is vital. Through carefully designed programs under the aegis of the CARIBBEANTALS MEDIA GROUP which she founded in 2001, this filmmaker is ensuring that the progress she has made so far will continue.
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