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Discop Johannesburg to Focus on African Co-Productions.

26/08/2019

To be held from 20 to 22 November, the event will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

A newly revamped and focused Discop Johannesburg program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling.

In line with Discop Market’s vision to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa, the upcoming edition, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

As co-production in international television expands, Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground.

Competitive incentive programs are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and this year’s edition of Discop Johannesburg will focus extensively on African content producers, with solid works in progress, to reach out to key players in Africa and beyond who could bring added value to projects in development.

“Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content,” said Patrick Zuchowicki, President of Discop. “This year’s Discop Johannesburg will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

The renewed focus on works in progress and fostering co-productions will be brought to life via the side-bar Discopro program that will see more than 50 speakers, including many intrepid disrupters, on stage for panel discussions around the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation.

The pillars are: What buyers actually want; Exporting African content; The content monetization challenge; Stop fake news; Empowering women in media; The united world of animation; The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector; Why dubbed content is so important.

In an important addition to the program, sixteen works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off. They will be regrouped into four categories: TV series, Formats, Documentary, and Animation.

Sponsored by The Africa Channel, a series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world will address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television. Four sessions will provide a rapid course of study on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences actually sell in today’s challenging environment.

“Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognize the value of African content,” said Narendra Reddy, General Manager, The Africa Channel.

"However, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore whilst production should continuously evolve to a global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific”

With many high-profile international TV series being shot in South Africa, a tutorial track will put under the spotlight the country’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through coproduction treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Intertwined in the general agenda, presentations by the likes of SES, ITV, Pomegranate Media, Agence France Presse, Al Jazeera, Ubongo, Shoot Cameroon and Vubiquity will explore future opportunities and deliver further insights on the state of the industry.

Video Age

DISCOP Johannesburg Pushes African Co-Pro Opportunities

This year’s edition of DISCOP Johannesburg will expand its scope beyond buying and selling.

To be held from November 20-22, 2019, the upcoming market will emphasize African television projects, partnerships with South Africa, and exporting content. The Africa Channel has sponsored a series of master classes to address independent producers’ export needs. The event will also feature a tutorial track to discuss the country’s rebates system and the benefits available through co-production opportunities through treaties that exist between South Africa and the U.K., France, Germany, Canada, and Australia.

Patrick Zuchowicki, president of DISCOP, said, “Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content.”

Worldscreen

DISCOP Johannesburg 2019 to Promote African Co-Pros

DISCOP Johannesburg 2019 is set to focus on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the animation sector and exporting content produced on the continent.

The market, which will be held from November 20 to 22, will feature a program that promotes the commerce and co-production of multiscreen entertainment content across Africa. While competitive incentive programs are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, this year’s edition of DISCOP Johannesburg will focus extensively on African content producers to reach out to key players within the continent and elsewhere who could bring added value to projects in development.

The side-bar program DISCOPRO will see more than 50 speakers take part in panel discussions around the key pillars of the industry’s current transformation, including: what buyers actually want, exporting African content, empowering women in media and why dubbed content is so important. Further, in an addition for the 2019 program, 16 works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers to key regional and international industry players.

A series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world sponsored by The Africa Channel will address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television. Four sessions will provide lessons on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences sell in today’s challenging environment. A tutorial track will spotlight South Africa’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through co-production treaties that exist between South Africa and the U.K., France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Patrick Zuchowicki, president of DISCOP, said: “Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content. This year’s DISCOP Johannesburg will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

Narendra Reddy, general manager of The Africa Channel, added: “Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognize the value of African content. However, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore, while production should continuously evolve to global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific.”

Radiobiz.co.za

DISCOP JOBURG 2019: Promoting African Co-Productions

Aug 26, 2019

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling. In line with DISCOP Market’s vision to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa, the upcoming edition, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

As co-production in international television expands, Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground. Competitive incentive programs are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and this year’s edition of DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will focus extensively on African content producers, with solid works in progress, to reach out to key players in Africa and beyond who could bring added value to projects in development.

 Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content.” Says Patrick Zuchowicki, President of DISCOP, who adds, “This year’s DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

 The renewed focus on works in progress and fostering co-productions will be brought to life via the side-bar DISCOPRO program that will see more than 50 speakers, including many intrepid disrupters, on stage for panel discussions around the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation: What buyers actually want; Exporting African content; The content monetization challenge; Stop fake news; Empowering women in media; The united world of animation; The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector; Why dubbed content is so important.

In an important addition to the program, sixteen works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off. They will be regrouped into four categories: TV series, Formats, Documentary, and Animation.

Sponsored by The Africa Channel, a series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world will address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television. Four sessions will provide a rapid course of study on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences actually sell in today’s challenging environment

“Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognize the value of African content.” Says Narendra Reddy, General Manager, The Africa Channel, who adds, “however, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore whilst production should continuously evolve to a global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific”

With many high-profile international TV series being shot in South Africa, a tutorial track will put under the spotlight the country’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through coproduction treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Intertwined in the general agenda, presentations by the likes of SES, ITV, Pomegranate Media, Agence France Presse, Al Jazeera, Ubongo, Shoot Cameroon and Vubiquity will explore future opportunities and deliver further insights on the state of the industry.

Bizcommunity.africa

Promoting African co-productions in film

30 AUG 2019

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling. In line with DISCOP Market's vision to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa, the upcoming edition, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

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As co-production in international television expands, Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground. Competitive incentive programs are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and this year’s edition of DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will focus extensively on African content producers, with solid works in progress, to reach out to key players in Africa and beyond who could bring added value to projects in development.

“Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content.” Says Patrick Zuchowicki, President of DISCOP, who adds, “This year’s DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

The renewed focus on works in progress and fostering co-productions will be brought to life via the side-bar DISCOPRO program that will see more than 50 speakers, including many intrepid disrupters, on stage for panel discussions around the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation: What buyers actually want; Exporting African content; The content monetization challenge; Stop fake news; Empowering women in media; The united world of animation; The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector; Why dubbed content is so important.

In an important addition to the program, sixteen works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off. They will be regrouped into four categories: TV series, Formats, Documentary, and Animation.

Sponsored by The Africa Channel, a series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world will address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television. Four sessions will provide a rapid course of study on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences actually sell in today’s challenging environment.

“Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognize the value of African content.” Says Narendra Reddy, General Manager, The Africa Channel, who adds, “however, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore whilst production should continuously evolve to a global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific”

With many high-profile international TV series being shot in South Africa, a tutorial track will put under the spotlight the country’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through coproduction treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Intertwined in the general agenda, presentations by the likes of SES, ITV, Pomegranate Media, Agence France Presse, Al Jazeera, Ubongo, Shoot Cameroon and Vubiquity will explore future opportunities and deliver further insights on the state of the industry.

Mediaupdate.com

DISCOP Johannesburg to promote African co-productions

27 Aug 2019 16:30

The newly revamped and focussed DISCOP Johannesburg programme will aim to be a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling. DISCOP market's vision is to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa.

The upcoming edition, which will be held from Wednesday, 20 November to Friday, 22 November, will strive to put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector and the export of content produced on the continent.

According to DISCOP Johannesburg, co-production in international television is expanding and Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground. Competitive incentive programmes are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal. 

This year's edition of DISCOP Johannesburg will aim to focus on African content producers with works in progress to reach out to key players in Africa and beyond who could bring added value to projects in development. 

"Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content," says Patrick Zuchowicki, president of DISCOP. "DISCOP Johannesburg [2019] will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018."

The event will focus on works in progress and fostering co-productions, which will be brought to life via the side-bar DISCOPRO programme. DISCOP that will see more than 50 speakers, including many intrepid disruptors on stage for panel discussions. 

Discussions will orient the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation:  

  1. What buyers actually want

  2. Exporting African content

  3. The content monetization challenge

  4. Stop fake news

  5. Empowering women in media

  6. The united world of animation

  7. The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector

  8. Why dubbed content is so important

Additionally, 16 works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off.

They will be regrouped into four categories:

  • TV series

  • Formats

  • Documentary

  • Animation

Sponsored by The Africa Channel, a series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world will aim to address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television.

Four sessions will provide a course of study on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences actually sell in today's challenging environment.

"Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognise the value of African content," says Narendra Reddy, general manager of The Africa Channel.

"However, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore, while production should continuously evolve to global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific," Reddy adds.

A tutorial track will put the country's rebates system under the spotlight and will strive to examine the benefits available through co-production treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Screenafrica.com

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP Johannesburg programme will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling. In line with DISCOP Market’s vision to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa, the upcoming edition, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

As co-production in international television expands, Africa can play an increasingly influential role in getting projects off the ground. Competitive incentive programmes are already available in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Senegal, and this year’s edition of DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will focus extensively on African content producers, with solid works in progress, to reach out to key players in Africa and beyond who could bring added value to projects in development.

“Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multi-screen content.” Says Patrick Zuchowicki, President of DISCOP, who adds, “This year’s DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

The renewed focus on works in progress and fostering co-productions will be brought to life via the side-bar DISCOPRO programme that will see more than 50 speakers, including many intrepid disrupters, on stage for panel discussions around the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation: What buyers actually want; Exporting African content; The content monetization challenge; Stop fake news; Empowering women in media; The united world of animation; The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector; Why dubbed content is so important.

In an important addition to the programme, sixteen works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off. They will be regrouped into four categories: TV series, Formats, Documentary, and Animation.

Sponsored by The Africa Channel, a series of masterclasses and a panel discussion led by experts from around the world will address how independent producers can export their content and best adapt to the fast-paced world of multicultural television. Four sessions will provide a rapid course of study on what makes a project aimed at multicultural audiences actually sell in today’s challenging environment.

“Broadcasters, premium cable channels and streaming platforms from around the world are starting to recognize the value of African content,” says Narendra Reddy, General Manager, The Africa Channel, who adds, “however, producers on the continent need to be proactive and actively participate in creating opportunities for distribution. Furthermore whilst production should continuously evolve to a global standards in terms of technical quality, producers should endeavor to develop stories that are authentic, local and culturally specific”

With many high-profile international TV series being shot in South Africa, a tutorial track will put under the spotlight the country’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through co-production treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Intertwined in the general agenda, presentations by the likes of SES, ITV, Pomegranate Media, Agence France Presse, Al Jazeera, Ubongo, Shoot Cameroon and Vubiquity will explore future opportunities and deliver further insights on the state of the industry.

Themediaonline.co.za

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG programme will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling.

In line with DISCOP Market’s vision to promote the commerce and co-production of multi-screen entertainment content across Africa, the upcoming edition, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

“Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content,” said Patrick Zuchowicki, President of DISCOP, who added, “This year’s DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018.”

With many high-profile international TV series being shot in South Africa, a tutorial track will put under the spotlight the country’s rebates system and examine the benefits available through coproduction treaties that exist between South Africa and The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.