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About DISCOP Johannesburg


 

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

 

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About DISCOP Johannesburg


 

Nov. 14 - 16, 2018

 

DISCOP JOHANNESBURG | Africa's #1 content market and coproduction forum.

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

For more comfort, you can also book an exhibit. Review the LATEST FLOOR PLAN AND LIST OF EXHIBITORS

CHECK OUR SPONSORSHIP, BRANDING, ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OPPORTUNITIES.

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The Market


The Market

The Market


The Market

THE MARKET

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 marcberry@basiclead.com or via phone on + 1 (323) 782 13 00 in our Los Angeles offices.

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THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM


The Next Gen Program

THE NEXT GEN PROGRAM


The Next Gen Program

DISCOP JOHANNESBURG 2018’S ‘NEXT GEN’ DEVELOPMENT AND PITCHING PROGRAM PLACES A SPECIAL FOCUS ON ANIMATION AND SOUTH AFRICA

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 info@discop.com.

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.

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

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

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

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

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

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?

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THE SOCIAL PROGRAM


The Social Program

THE SOCIAL PROGRAM


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.

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Content Catalog DISCOP Johannesburg


Content Catalogue

 

Content Catalog DISCOP Johannesburg


Content Catalogue

 

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, marcberry@basiclead.com, if you want to list your programs in our catalogue (free offer for registered sellers).

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Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

Plan Your Trip Johannesburg


Plan Your Trip

Johannesburg

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MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

MEETINGS ON DEMAND


Meetings On Demand

Registered Participants Log In Below:

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.

HOW MEETINGS ON DEMAND (MOD) WORKS

  • Register for DISCOP JOHANNESBURG. Only registered SELLERS, BUYERS and PRODUCERS will be able to request individual business meetings with other participants.
  • If you are already registered, you may edit your profile information via MOD platform.
  • MOD platform will help you research companies and contacts in our confirmed participant database, filter your research by COMPANY ACTIVITY, CONTENT TYPE and CONTENT GENRE as well as connect with targeted content distribution platforms and/or content distributors. 
  • Our team will also help you identify relevant prospects and suppliers, and define the best possible meeting planning strategy.
  • Shortly before the event, each participant will receive a personalized meeting schedule.
  • During the course of the market and one day prior, our reinforced MOD team will also be available on-site to setup and confirm last minute meetings, chase no-shows, and update you on the latest list of registered participants.

Meetings On Demand services for DISCOP Johannesburg will be available from 23 September.

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Register Johannesburg


Register Johannesburg


VISA Johannesburg


VISA Johannesburg


Visa

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:

•   Luxemburg

•  Malta

•   Monaco

•   Namibia

•   Netherlands

•  New Zealand

•  Norway

•   Panama

•   Paraguay

•   Portugal

•  San Marino

•   Singapore

•   Spain

•  St Vincent & Grenadines

•   Sweden

•   Switzerland

•  Tanzania (90 days per year)

•  Trinidad & Tobago

•  United Kingdom

•  United States

•   Uruguay

•  Venezuela

•  Zambia (90 days per year)

•   Zimbabwe

 

•  African Union Laissez Passer

•   Andorra

•   Argentina

•  Australia

•  Austria

•   Belgium

•   Botswana

•  Brazil

•   Canada

•  Chile

•  Czech Republic

•   Denmark

•   Ecuador

•   Finland

•   France

•   Germany

•   Greece

•   Iceland

•   Ireland

•   Israel

•  Italy

•   Jamaica

•  Japan

•   Liechtenstein

 

 

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:

•   Macau

•  Malaysia

•  Malawi

•  Maldives

•   Mauritius

•   Mozambique

•  Peru

•   Poland

•   Seychelles

•  Slovak Republic

•  South Korea

•   Swaziland

•   Thailand

•  Turkey

•  Antigua and Barbuda

•   Bahamas

•   Barbados

•  Belize

•   Benin

•  Bolivia

•  Cape Verde

•  Costa Rica

•   Cyprus

•   Gabon

•   Guyana

•  Hong Kong

•   Hungary

•   Jordan

•   Lesotho

 

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 marcberry@basiclead.com with your information and a copy of your passport.

Fly to Johannesburg


Fly to Johannesburg


Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

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.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.