The BOSS Programme

The BOSS Programme

The BOSS Programme

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 The BOSS programme is designed to provide up-skilling opportunities for twenty (20) local animation studios/ entrepreneurs. The programme will groom production entities and creative entrepreneurs (a creative entrepreneur is an individual who wishes to open or start an animation studio OR possesses an animated intellectual property to bring to market) to grow their businesses into sustainable and profitable animation companies. The program will include master classes, workshops and seminars, all aimed at preparing each cohort of participants for market attendance at select international trade markets. Each participant will additionally work one-on-one with the Business Development Consultant in preparation for market attendance, as well as be assigned an executive mentor from an international studio for informal advisory. Additionally, the Programme will conduct investor preparedness to mitigate risk in financing the creation of local IP.  This exposure will further focus the international lens on Jamaica and go a long way to securing our place in the global animation economy.

Training Component (Cohort 1: July – Dec 2018 / Cohort 2: April – Sept 2019)

  1. Market Readiness
    • Investment Assessment – how poised is your company for growth?
    • Environmental Scanning – how to position your company competitively?
    • Business Model Canvas
  2. Strategic Planning
    • Business Plan Development
    • Marketing and Promotions – Pitching / Branding / Innovative Marketing/ Packaging
  3. International Best Practices - Workflow
    • Studio Management / Production Workflow / Staffing
  4. International Best Practices – Financing and Business Affairs
    • Financing / Accounting / Legal / Business Affairs / Tax Structures
  5. Revenue Generation
    • Distribution and Deal making – Contract Preparation
    • Intellectual Property Rights and Commercializing IP
  6. Accessing Global Markets
    • Bilateral Agreements, Co-Production Treaties, and International Taxes
    • Festival / Market Strategy

Each module will comprise  two (2) consecutive days  of "face-to-face" training to upskill participants with the business development skills.  

In order to be considered for this programme, all applicants must meet the following criteria:  

Mandatory criteria

  1. Production Companies / Studios
    1. Must be actively providing animation services and/or generating content (whether creating own IP or outsourcing for local or international clients);
    2. Must be a Jamaican company registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), and currently in compliance with the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ);
    3. Must have a business address with the potential to provide employment OR currently employ at least 3 individuals for different stages of production;
    4. Must have a portfolio demonstrating areas of expertise in 2D or 3D animation, stop motion, storyboarding, character design and development, and/or motion graphics;
    5. Is a citizen or permanent resident of Jamaica.

  2. Creative Entrepreneurs
    1. Must be actively providing animation services, and generating content (whether creating own IP or outsourcing for local or international clients); OR demonstrates significant interest in providing services or generating content;
    2. Must have a minimum 3 years proven experience in the creative industry (preferably the animation or film sectors);
    3. Must have a minimum 2 years proven experience in creative entrepreneurship eg: founding a business or startup;
    4. Must have a portfolio demonstrating areas of expertise in 2D or 3D animation, stop motion, storyboarding, character design and development, and/or motion graphics;
    5. Is a citizen or permanent resident of Jamaica.  

Application Process 
Applicants will be required to submit a completed application form online along with the necessary supporting documents to meet the mandatory criteria:

  1. Application Form;
  2. Application Letter of Interest (1-2 pages);
  3. Portfolio / Filmography (Share file transfer link to Max 12 assets);
  4. Client List;
  5. 2 Business References (Preferably from clients);
  6. Business Plan (For entrepreneurs)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

Manager Film, Animation & Music

Renee Robinson
Email : rrobinson@jamprocorp.com | Tel : 876-978-7755 ext 2283