Leading by example

Delano Forbes

Delano is a seasoned professional with nearly three decades of experience in the television production industry. Raised in the heart of the family business, Phase Three Production Limited, he has transitioned from learning the ropes to becoming a co-owner and key driver of the company’s growth and innovation. His extensive expertise encompasses both the creative and business sides of media production, making him a formidable figure in the industry.

Forbes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts, specializing in Film and Television Production. He further honed his business acumen by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Honors from Florida International University. This unique blend of creative and managerial training underpins his deep understanding of the intricate dynamics of television production and live event management.

Professional Roles and Experience

Richard Forbes Jr.’s career has seen him take on multiple roles across various prestigious projects, reflecting his versatile skill set and industry acumen. His experiences include:

Project/Production Manager (Live Events)

  • Best Dressed Fun in the Sun 2024
  • Reggae Sumfest (2017 – 2023)
  • Sandals Dunn’s River Launch 2023
  • Sagicor Blastoff 2024
  • Rebel Salute 2024
  • UDC Fireworks Festival Live TV Broadcast (NYE 2023)
  • Concacaf Beach Football (Bahamas 2023)
  • Good Morning America (June 2022) – Live performance by Shaggy, Sean Paul, and Spice
  • Mastercard Campaign featuring Koffee (2020)
  • Jamaica Classics (2017 – 2022), NCAA Basketball aired live on CBS Sports.
  • World Cup Qualifiers (Jamaican National Team, 2010 – 2024)
  • CONCACAF Championships: Men’s U20 (2015) and Women’s U17 (2013)
  • Microsoft XBox Challenge featuring Usain Bolt Livestream (2018)

Broadcast Consultant & Technical Manager

  • Broadcast Consultant, Host Broadcast Services (HBS) for FIFA World Cup 2026: Conducted site visits for venues across the USA, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Broadcast Venue Manager, Women’s U17 World Cup 2022 (India): Oversaw all broadcast-related operations and liaised with FIFA representatives, the Local Organizing Committee, and the Host Broadcast provider.
  • Technical Producer, Gold Cup 2023: Managed the technical production across multiple NFL/MLS venues in the USA.
  • Technical Manager, COPA America Centenario 2016: Integrated Broadcast Rights Holders at ten NFL stadiums across the USA.
  • Project Manager & Consultant, ICC Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony, Jamaica 2007.
  • Consultant, Jamaica 50 Celebrations 2012: Built a temporary broadcast station for historic events.
  • Advised CVM TV and Sportsmax on technical setups for major sporting events and channel launches.

Television Director

  • Concacaf Champions Cup 2024
  • Beres Hammond “Love from a Distance”
  • Concacaf Cuba vs USA Match (Grand Cayman, 2019) aired on Fox Soccer
  • Kanye West Sunday Service Livestream (Kingston, Jamaica, 2019)
  • Reggae Sumfest 2019 (Jamaica’s first 4K multi-camera production)
  • Bob Marley’s 70th Anniversary Concert 2015 – Live Streamed worldwide
  • Arthur Guinness Day with worldwide simulcast (2010/14)
  • STING 2013 – Live via Pay-per-View, Direct TV
  • Wray & Nephew Contender Live Boxing aired on Jamaican TV (2012 – 2017)

Recognitions and Awards

Forbes’ contributions to the industry have been acknowledged through several accolades, including:

  • Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Entrepreneurship (2002)
  • Best Music Video Director – Caribbean Broadcasting Union (2002 – 2004, three consecutive years)
  • PSOJ 50 under 50 Awards (2012)