Founded by Simon Baptiste (CEO) and Carolyn Pasea (Managing Director), Question Mark Entertainment (QME) has shaped the careers of dozens of talented acts over the last decade, including Kes the Band, Rikki Jai, Maximus Dan, and Tessanne Chin.
Although a relatively unknown firm at the time of its start-up, with the commencement of a series of entertainment workshops, conferences and showcases known as DeciBel (2001 – 2005), QME would become widely known for its ability to recruit highly regarded industry personnel throughout the Caribbean, North America and Europe to the shores of Trinidad & Tobago, to speak on issues related to music and television & film production. Billed as a South by Southwest for the Caribbean, DeciBel attracted Presidents of Record labels and Motion Picture firms, popular singers and actors, major executives, and international media.
As a result of the work done with various music executives on the DeciBel initiative, QME has pioneered the way forward in terms of negotiating contracts for music licensing and publishing; securing placement for artists on gaming platforms for the Playstation, X-Box and Nintendo Wii: and creating record deal opportunities for several artists in the Caribbean.
Not limited to music as a medium, QME has also brokered major deals in television and film, which includes facilitating the E Entertainment Network’s once highly popular traveling show: Wild on E! (2002); as well as coordinating production aspects of the US nationally syndicated hit series on MTV, The Gauntlet II, aka The Real World vs. Road Rules Challenge (2005), and Bravo’s Project Runway (2011). In 2009 Question Mark Entertainment would enter the realm of video production, and partnered with Grassy Slopes (a production company founded by renowned actor Shia LaBeouf) to produce the short film feature, “The Smallest River in Almirante”; this was then followed by the “The Rise & Fall of John Tesoro” starring Gerry Bednob in 2011. Additionally, with the ability to act as a production house, QME has produced dozens of music video hits like Kes the Band’s “Tuesday on the Rocks” and “Stress Away”.
Due to the company’s vast connections in the industry they have also been successful in getting placement for a number of clients (both in front and behind the camera) on various TV and Film projects such as Disney’s “That’s So Raven” and the CBS smash television sitcom, “Two & A Half Men”.
Question Mark Entertainment continues to expand its base throughout the Caribbean by working with various Government agencies in different territories, and setting up educational seminars and workshops, with the hope of fostering growth and development as well as possibly discovering new talent.
Plans for the future include the establishment of a division titled Talent Factory, which will specifically target actors, models and crew working in the television and film industry for possible representation, as well as the rebirth of the DeciBel Music & Film Conference in 2014.