Frances-Anne Solomon takes a seat on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Frances-Anne Solomon

Award-winning Canadian Director and founder of CaribbeanTales Media Group, Frances-Anne Solomon returns as a member of the The Directors Branch Executive Committee Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

The Committee reviews candidates for an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization which is responsible for the Oscars.

Solomon’s committee term is for one year; however, members may serve on an executive committee for up to six consecutive years.  She takes her seat on the prestigious Executive Committee Board for the third year. 

Solomon’s first year as a committee member saw 842 new invitees, half of them women and one third people of colour, in a move to improve the diversity of the Academy voters.  Diversity in filmmaking has been a mission for Solomon and her pursuits throughout her career.  Accessibility is vital to improve diversity in filmmaking.

“Being a part of the Directors Branch Executive Committee where my voice will be heard and valued in the film community is an honour,” Solomon  said.                                                                                                                   

Solomon has just concluded a return to Trinidad & Tobago in April, 2022, for the triumphant and highly anticipated screening of her film HERO, inspired by The Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross.  The never seen before “new Director’s Cut” version of the film was screened at Movie Towne in Port of Spain before opening more widely. 

Solomon has bested many obstacles to bring “HERO” to the screen, and she continues to work at making sure that stories by filmmakers of colour can be seen worldwide.

It is worth repeating, accessibility is vital.  Through carefully developed programs under the umbrella of the CARIBBEANTALES MEDIA GROUP that she founded in 2001, this filmmaker is making sure that the progress she has made so far, will continue.