Nov. 14 - 16, 2018
Nov. 14 - 16, 2018
We want to invite you to take part in the upcoming edition of the DISCOP film, television, digital and video gaming market and coproduction forum to take place from 14 to 16 November at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.
This new edition is specifically tailored to meet the demand of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape under the influence of a marked preference for region-specific shows, the emergence of local talents, viewers’ migration to on-demand streaming and mobile screens, increased mobility and faster internet. 1,500+ to 2,000+ delegates from 90 countries are expected to attend Africa's #1 destination to trade content and adaptation rights. Here is why:
Prior to the market, BUYERS can screen programs online and book chat sessions with ‘personal shoppers’ who will help them source content and set-up meetings with vendors.
Thanks to old-school customer service backed by video technology, VENDORS, regardless of their size, can strengthen visibility, capture buyers’ attention and track their engagement.
PRODUCERS have the opportunity to pitch projects and showcase pilots in front of industry experts seeking fresh talent and new ideas.
Delegates are also encouraged to attend the sidebar ‘Next Gen’ development and pitching program centered this year on Africa’s booming animation industry; new mobile distribution models; merchandising and licensing opportunities; the vital relationship between content and music; coproduction partnerships with Northern Africa and the Middle East; the disrupting effect of the blockchain technology; the rapid emergence of the video-gaming sector; and Nigeria’s fast-rising entertainment and media sector.
Delegates’ benefits include access:
To all market and conference areas;
To regularly updated list of delegates, complete with contact details (except for delegates registered as VISITOR)
To online and personalized meetings organization assistance before and during the trade-show (except for delegates registered as VISITOR)
To content promotion services (except for delegates registered as VISITOR)
To the ‘Meetings on Demand’ lounge furnished with communal tables;
To all social functions;
To discounted travel packages;
To visa request assistance.
SELLER $1000 | PRODUCER $250 | BUYER $250 | VISITOR $ 400
EARLY BIRD 50% DISCOUNT ENDS SEPT 21 - USE PROMO CODE: EBDJ17SEPT
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Close to 250+ international, regional and local suppliers and producers of film, television and digital content, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels will be attending DISCOP Johannesburg with more than 10,000+ movies, limited and episodic TV series, dramas, animated and educational content, formats, documentaries, and much more.
They will exhibit across a 5,000 SQ. meter market floor inside the SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE—the premier exhibition, conference and events destination in Africa. The venue is conveniently located in Johannesburg’s vibrant business district within easy reach of the Gautrain and O.R. Tambo International airport.
The market floor is divided into individual exhibits that include MEETING TABLES, VIEWING BOXES and 9 M2 STANDS as well as REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INDUSTRY GROUP UMBRELLAS that represent smaller-sized and independent companies. The Non-exhibiting delegates (except VISITORS) are welcome to use the ‘Meetings on Demand Lounge’ located on the market floor to facilitate the planning of their meetings.
CONTACT: Marc BERRY email@example.com or via phone on + 1 (323) 782 13 00 in our Los Angeles offices.
The Next Gen Program
The Next Gen Program
Designed to help independent production companies achieve their full potential, NEXT GEN is specifically tailored to meet the demand of a rapidly changing audiovisual landscape under the influence of a marked preference for home-grown content, the emergence of local talents, viewers’ migration to on-demand streaming and mobile screens, increased mobility and faster internet.
Developed in partnership with the AFRICAN ANIMATION NETWORK this year’s NEXT GEN agenda will place a special focus on Africa’s thriving animation industry. The program will ensure animators have access to prime information and capture the attention of key players who could set them on a rapid upward trajectory.
Dubbed DISCOMICS a pilot festival designed for animators will feature works in progress to be pitched in front of broadcasters, content distribution platforms, producers, distributors and advertisers seeking fresh talent. Requests for animation submission forms must be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will also put a strong emphasis on South Africa and showcase the country’s competitiveness in the global entertainment content production and distribution industry. Producers will have the opportunities to network with key players and public organizations representing the South African media ecosystem who will plug them into relationships and information sources that will help them move forward.
09H WORKSHOP | What Sub-Saharan African Buyers Want
10H CONTENT COPRODUCTION CASE STUDY | South Africa / USA
11H DISCOP CONVERSATION | The World of Animation
14H PUBLIC BROADCASTER PRESENTATION | RTI
15H COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | CHINA
17H INDUSTRY CASE STUDY | Africa’s Fresh Animation Talents
09H WORKSHOP | Spotlight on Africa’s 150-million people strong Swahili-speaking audience
10H CONTENT COPRODUCTION CASE STUDY | SOUTH AFRICA / CANADA
11H DISCOP CONVERSATION | The rise of BlockChain solutions for the entertainment industry
14H PUBLIC BROADCASTER PRESENTATION | BBC
15H COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | TURKEY
17H INDUSTRY CASE STUDY | Developing the right format for international distribution
09H WORKSHOP | Spotlight on Nigeria’s fast-growing video gaming industry
10H CONTENT COPRODUCTION CASE STUDY | SOUTH AFRICA / FRANCE
11H DISCOP CONVERSATION | New mobile content distribution solutions
14H PUBLIC BROADCASTER PRESENTATION | To be determined
15H COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT | EGYPT
17H INDUSTRY CASE STUDY | Is there a BRICS co-production model?
The Social Program
The Social Program
A growing percentage of delegates say they are using the DISCOP platform to plan business mixers and targeted PR functions. It is a great opportunity and a widely-used tactic to reach participating companies, meet new prospects and learn how other delegates can help any business or project grow.
We invite our delegates registered as sellers and buyers to use our online content catalogue that consist of films, TV series, documentaries, animation and youth programs, game formats, and other content presented at the market. Sellers are able to present up to ten programs via online content catalogue starting one month before market. Buyers are able to discover in advance the diverse content offered at DISCOP Johannesburg.
Please contact Marc BERRY, email@example.com, if you want to list your programs in our catalogue (free offer for registered sellers).
Plan Your Trip
Plan Your Trip
Meetings On Demand
Meetings On Demand
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Built for business and designed for success DISCOP JOHANNESBURG will bring together 1500+ qualified delegates for a 3-day agenda driven essentially by a market powered by pre-organized meetings, premiere screenings of upcoming TV and web shows and high-level networking opportunities.
Meetings On Demand services for DISCOP Johannesburg will be available from 23 September.
A valid passport at least 6 months prior to its expiration date, sufficient funds, a return or onward ticket, and at least two blank pages in your passport are required for all visitors to South Africa. Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.
a) List of Countries that do not require prior visa to South Africa
**SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE** Please consult the website for updated information. The citizen who is a holder of a national passport of the following countries, territories, and/or international organizations is not required to hold a visa in respect of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued for an intended stay of 90 days or less and when in transit:
• New Zealand
• San Marino
• St Vincent & Grenadines
• Tanzania (90 days per year)
• Trinidad & Tobago
• United Kingdom
• United States
• Zambia (90 days per year)
• African Union Laissez Passer
• Czech Republic
The citizen who is a holder of a national passport of the following countries, territories, and/or international organizations is not required to hold a visa in respect of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued for an intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit:
• Slovak Republic
• South Korea
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Cape Verde
• Costa Rica
• Hong Kong
b) Must I request a visa in advance at the Consulate or Embassy of South Africa?
If your country or territory is not listed above, you will need to request a Visa at your local South African Consulate or Embassy.
To request an invitation letter necessary to apply for a Visitor visa, please email Marc Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and a copy of your passport.
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.
To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code USZQMPH in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
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