Animae Caribe takes a delegation of talented creatives representing Trinidad and Tobago to Kidscreen Summit in February 2019. At a recent ceremony to congratulate the delegation, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon re-iterated the point that Trinidad and Tobago possesses some distinctive characteristics that can make this country a key supplier for outsourced animation work from North America and other regions. Some of these are: ‘having English as our first language; our time zone proximity to North America which makes it easier to conduct business; our strategic location between Europe and North America; our westernized approach to storytelling which is relatable to North American viewers; and of course, our education system”.
1. The Incentive
There is a significant rebate incentive structure of between 32.5% (12.5 on overall local spend + additional 20% key technical human resources) to 55% (35% on local overall local spend + additional 20% on key technical human resources)
2. Resource Pool / Experience
A pool of existing animators with experience in outsourcing service work. A robust network of freelancers and independents both in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean that have the skillset to do outsourced animation and gaming projects.
3. Infrastructure / Support System
A growing human resource ecosystem for the support of the industry primarily via the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s degree program. PLUS a robust wireless technology network, Digital fibre optic backbone network (FOBN); Nationwide radio microwave terrestrial network; Next
generation networks (NGN), characterized by the use of Internet Protocol (IP), Multi-Protocol Switching (MPLS) and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM).