Working in the entertainment industry isn’t as fun as it may look from the outside, especially to a teenager but model and college student, Lina Dornieden handled it like a boss!

Kubiyashi Productions is a tiny team of two, Producer Alex “Kubiyashi” Barnwell and executive assistant, Sulani Roberts, but it is one of the most active production houses in the Caribbean, one that successfully handles local, regional and international projects, with work from young, start up artistes such as Reka Gaymes to world renowned artistes and producers, the likes of Major Lazer. However, that’s not all! This tiny team is also behind the event management/production of the biggest shows of Vincy Mas such as Black Rave and H2O.

Bequia native, Lina Dornieden is a model with a passion for events planning. She joined the Kubiyashi Productions team at the beginning of Vincy mas 2016, as an administrative assistant intern, eager to make contacts and learn about the business, inside out. The journey through Vincy Mas was quite tumultuous for Lina, from assisting in events planning, meeting with artistes and their managers, overseeing band practices to assisting in backstage management, assisting in stage management and event marketing but the first hand experience and knowledge gained will prove to be invaluable. Now equipped with this knowledge and experience and having handled herself with maturity, Lina proved that she was ready for the next step, so when Sulani found out that the UWI, Cavehill Campus was hosting an Events Management programme, she quickly brought it up for discussion. It was a great opportunity for Lina and Kubiyashi Productions was only happy to help.

Currently, Lina is at the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus and has completed day 1 of the Events Management workshop, fully funded by the team at Kubiyashi Productions. She will do intensive studies in effective approaches to successfully managing events such as:
The Event Planning Process
The Skills Required For Successful Events Management
Event Team Dynamics
Contingency Planning
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She is, by far, the youngest of the class but with prior knowledge and experience, has no trouble comprehending the work and is in fact quite a competent participant.
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The team at Kubiyashi Productions has also arranged for her to continue her internship at a recording studio and radio station in Barbados.

The programme ends next Saturday and Lina returns home with a more completed education on Events Management and a certificate to qualify her achievements.