About the GAN Inc. & GAN Studios’ Screen and Scriptwriters Database:
The Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Inc. and GAN Studios are launching a Screen & Scriptwriters Database for talented Guyanese and Caribbean screen and scriptwriters in animation, film and TV. The database aims to help Guyanese and Caribbean writers, who are usually underrepresented within international animation, film and TV, to gain access to local and international screenwriting opportunities. It also aims to create a source of Caribbean and Guyanese talent for hire on national and international projects.
We intend to fulfil these aims by inviting eligible candidates to sign up through the database form. After receiving exclusive access to the database form link, eligible candidates will be prompted to answer a brief series of questions. The questions asked within the form will include requests for contact and portfolio-related information. Thereafter, candidates’ submissions will be vetted by our team. Candidates’ information will be presented to a select pool of producers, directors, showrunners, executives, studios and other industry professionals who are hiring talent.
This database initiative by GAN Inc. and GAN Studios is spearheaded and led by Amelia Clover and Xarielle Gittens. Clover and Gittens are passionate screenwriters and both past students of GAN’s Scriptwriting for Animation Workshops in 2022 and 2023. Clover and Gittens also recently represented GAN at the Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival, along with 4 other young people, where their idea for the database emerged. With the support of GAN’s Founder, Jubilanté Cutting, both Clover and Gittens hope to help showrunners, executives, and clients discover animation writers with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They also intend to facilitate exposure and collaborative opportunities, foster learning exchanges and promote networking among Caribbean creators. Ultimately, the database initiative will become a leading tool utilized for cross-cultural productions by the local and global animation industry.
The database is managed by the Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Inc. and GAN Studios’ Scriptwriting and Programme teams and will be shared exclusively within our teams and to select third parties including (but not limited to) our stakeholders, investors, industry experts, producers, executives, showrunners, and talent recruiters. Reach out and connect with the GAN Inc. and GAN Studios’ teams to find out how you or your organisation can participate in this opportunity.
This database is the official property of the Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Inc. and GAN Studios and all rights are reserved to GAN Inc. and GAN Studios and its representatives to qualify or disqualify any individual/organisation/company/studio, with or without cause or reason, for participation or non-participation in our database project or other programming, selection for writing or other projects, entry to the database form, or access to its information. Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].