A trailblazer in the film and television industry, Frances-Anne Solomon is a Toronto based award-winning writer, producer, director, curator and distributor in film, television and radio. Her latest feature film HERO began its World Tour on February 28th.
France-Anne chaired the 2019 Feature Film Nomination Committee for the Canadian Screen Awards. She is currently Artist-In-Residence at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. She recently founded CineFAM, which supports bold, original film stories by Women of Colour creators worldwide.
Frances-Anne started her professional life at the BBC where she was a successful television drama producer and executive producer. She then moved to Canada where she is the founder and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group – which produces, exhibits and distributes Caribbean-themed content.
A pioneer in television, in 2003 Frances-Anne co-created, produced and directed Lord Have Mercy! - a groundbreaking hit Caribbean sitcom that aired in Canada on Vision TV, Toronto One, Showcase and APTN. It was nominated for two Gemini Awards, Best Comedy Series and Best Individual Performer. It was also the first television show to give comedian Russell Peters an acting role before he became internationally known.
In 2006, Frances-Anne founded the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival in Toronto, which has been running successfully year after year as a platform for Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora films and filmmakers from the region.
Frances-Anne has lectured at the University of the West Indies, New York University and Duke University. She is a member of Film Fatales, Director’s Guild of Canada and the recipient of the 2019 BBPA Harry Jerome Award for Culture.
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