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FILMCO Welcomes Our Newest Board Member

—Published on 25th Jan, 2021.

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Port of Spain, Monday 25th January 2021: FILMCO, The Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago, welcomes social enterprise expert, Saffrey Brown, to our board. A Trinidadian who lives in Jamaica, Saffrey brings with her two decades of experience in developing social enterprise models within the region, and is considered the architect of Jamaica’s social enterprise ecosystem. She has delivered sustainable, scalable programming at the community and national levels, and, most recently, has been collaborating with private sector organisations seeking to deliver businesses with greater ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and impact considerations.

With a CIBE from Columbia Business School (2014), Saffrey is a 2015 US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alum, and a 2019 Eisenhower Fellow, and has leveraged these opportunities to focus on designing solutions towards achieving increased social impact for communities.

“Saffrey has been informally consulting with FILMCO since 2017 to help us structure the organisation around the social enterprise model, and we are delighted to have formalised our relationship with her,” says FILMCO Interim Executive Director, Mariel Brown. “We look forward to her support and guidance as we grow and develop systems and structures that will have meaningful impacts for our organisation and community.”

“I made the decision to join the FILMCO board because of the importance of its mandate, and the value it brings to the creative industries ecosystem in Trinidad and the wider Caribbean,” says Saffrey Brown. “My goal is to support the organisation’s growth in terms of impact and revenue, and to help ensure it meets its obligations as a purpose-driven social enterprise.”

Founded in January 2017 by four filmmakers from Trinidad and Tobago, FILMCO is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating a sustainable ecosystem for film and television producers and directors in Trinidad & Tobago and the wider Caribbean and to being a leader in the sustained development of a diverse audio-visual industry.