E-Entertainment Stars in T&T for Carnival 2017
February 26, 2017:
The hit E-Entertainment Docu-series “WAGS” are filming an entire episode of its upcoming Season 3 in Trinidad and Tobago during Carnival 2017. Cast members arrived this evening (February 26) to a warm reception from TDC’s Chief Executive Officer (Ag.), Ms. Arveon Mills, and other senior tourism officials.
“WAGS” stands for Wives and Girlfriends of SportsStars and one of the cast members is Sasha Gates who has roots in Trinidad and often times travels back annually for Carnival. Sasha Gates is currently married to NFL player Antonio Gates who plays with the San Diego Chargers. Other cast members arriving include Natalie Halcro, Olivia Pierson and Nicole Williams.
The cast will be filmed playing mas in one of T&T’s popular bands (FANTASY), visiting the Paramin Blue Devils as well as enjoying the serenity and beauty of some of our popular beaches. Whilst focusing on showcasing the energy and vitality of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival, it is anticipated that the docu-series will provide potent glimpses of our twin islands’ natural beauty and myriad heritage attractions.
“WAGS” is a hit among young viewers (18-49 adults with a 65/35 female and male skew) especially among Hispanic and other diverse populations – 32% African/American and 26% Hispanic. The audience reach is approximately 94,296,000 households and the past season peaked with 1.1 million total viewers. During its overall Season 2 window, “WAGS” was seen by some 15.2 million viewers and the total reach across WAGS and its affiliated spinoff series WAGS Miami was 20 million people.
E-shows also get exposure on E-subsidiaries in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.
In welcoming the cast and crew of “WAGS” at the Piarco International Airport, Ms. Arveon Mills, the Acting CEO of the TDC pointed out that “the TDC agreed to provide logistical support to the filming by E-Entertainment as this show created a unique opportunity for potential visitors around the world to see, hear and watch positive messages about destination Trinidad and Tobago.”
ABOUT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago, the culture and festival capital of the Caribbean, has the best and biggest Carnival celebrations in the world. A vibrant festival that mustbe experienced to be believed, Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is undeniably the most exciting time to be anywhere on the twin island nation.
Enriched and influenced by the diverse ethnic groups which settled in these islands, Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is “People’s Theatre on the Street” featuring many indigenous, artistic elements that distinguish it from other Carnival-style festivals.
A festival that embraces virtually every nook and cranny and everyone regardless of social persuasion, ethnicity or religion, Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival has shaped the celebration of over 150 Carnivals worldwide.
For more information, please contact:
Manager Corporate Communications
Ministry of Tourism
Tel: (868) 624-1403 ext. 248