Côte Ouest & Globo Screening Session New Releases

Venue: Social Lounge

Discover the headlines of Côte Ouest 2018 catalogue including Globo new releases,  followed by a coffee break in the company of the Côte Ouest's team and Partners. (RSVP Only)

TALK | DON’T BE CONTENT TO CREATE CONTENT FOR ONLY YOUR CONTINENT! OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND FOR AMERICAN AND AFRICAN PRODUCERS

The lucrative US television and digital market is notoriously elusive to production companies outside the US.  However, with the increase in emerging platforms with an eye for global programming, there are more opportunities than ever before for African companies to break into the US, and for US companies to work closely with African broadcasters and producers.  In this session, we’ll discuss the opportunities that exist for content creators and platforms on both continents.

·       Liz LEVENSON | VP INTL. ACQUISITIONS & SALES | GRB ENTERTAINMENT

MASTER CLASS | LIVE STREAMING JUST GOT EASIER

Presented by LiveU, a pioneer in the field of live broadcasting, this master class will unveil unique solutions for independent producers to provide live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media.

  • Alex GECHTMAN | Regional VP of Sales | LiveU
  • Michael BALKIND | Director | CONTENTBAR

MAHALA.TV PITCHING MARATHON – Round 2

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre

TIME NAME DURATION GENRE CONTACT
13:00 Jurgens v. Wyk GREEN ZEBRA PRODUCTIONS 24 minutes Reality Jurgens@greenzebraproductions.com
Centro comercial Moctezuma Francisco Chang Mexico
Ernst Handel Roland Mendel Austria
Island Trading Helen Bennett UK
Laughing Bacchus Winecellars Yoshi Tannamuri Canada
Magazzini Alimentari Riuniti Giovanni Rovelli Italy

PANEL DISCUSSION | AFRICAN CO-PRODUCTIONS – 2nd ANNUAL AFRICAN NARRATIVE CO-PRODUCTION FORUM

A unique platform to build a sustainable Africa to Africa Co-production agenda. We report on the state of play of the last set of Co-production and projects and we introduce the new set of co-production projects for the year to come. 

Moderated by Terrence KHUMALO | Film Certification Manager | NFVF (National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa) 

  • Lindi NDEBELE-KOKA | Director of Cultural Development | Department of Arts and Culture South Africa
  • Philip MOLEFE | Chairperson | NFVF South Africa
  • Jackie MOTESEPE | Chief Operation Officer | KZN FILM COMMISSION South Africa
  • Marc Nekaitar | Coordinator & Head | African Narrative Coproduction Forum& Pan African Creative and Incubating Studios
  • Mahamood Ali-Balogun | National Coordinator | African Narrative Coproduction Forum Nigeria
  • Moses Babatope | Representative | African Narrative Distributors and Exhibitors Network Nigeria
  • Carol Kioko | National Coordinator | African Narrative Coproduction Forum Kenya
  • Hugues DIAZ | Director | National Centre of Cinema Senegal

MASTER CLASS | AFRICAN SERIES RAISE THE BAR

With the explosion of big budget, high-end TV around the world, where does Africa stand? Long stifled by the lack of buyers, by small budgets, and by a restrictive commissioning model, African TV series are now stepping it up thanks to the arrival of new players ready to partner and pool resources. How can new co-production models help overcome limitations and boost creativity? How do broadcasters and OTT platforms now engage with creators? What are the new quality standards necessary to attract viewers from across Africa and the diaspora?

Moderated by Serge NOUKOUE | Business Development Director | COTE OUEST

  • Shaamila FATAAR | Content Specialist: SHOWMAX Originals & Non-Fiction | SHOWMAX
  • Robyn SMITH | Chief Content Strategist | Econet Media / KWESE TV
  • Sandra COULIBALY | Head of Business Marketing and Sales | COTE OUEST
  • Dan JAWITZ | Managing Director / Executive Producer | FIREWORX MEDIA

MAHALA.TV PILOT SCREENINGS

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre

pilots schedule


TIME

NAME

DURATION

GENRE

CONTACT DETAILS

13:00

K.

22 minutes

Horror

kramakcity@gmail.c


Ramakhukhwane RICHBOI



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PRODUCTIONS




13:22

D.Coetzee FRAMES PER SECOND

3minutes

Comedy

derick@framesperse cond.co.za

13:25

S. Wocke FREELANCER

20 minutes

Post-Apocalyptic

samwocke@gmail.c om

13:45

B. Wilson ZERO GRAVITY STUDIOS

5 minutes

Comedy

brian@zerogravityst udios.co

13:50

J.E Blake MUTI FILMS

10 minutes

Drama

j.ethan.blake@gmail

.com

14:00

S. Madonsela DOPE HUSTLE MEDIA INC.

24 minutes

Entertainment

madonsela.skay@g mail.com

14:24

A. Ajibulu SANCUARY FILMS

25 minutes

Drama

sanctuaryfilms01@g mail.com

14:50

D.Coetzee FRAMES PER SECOND

6 minutes

Documentary

derick@framesperse cond.co.za

MASTER CLASS | GERMANY / SOUTH AFRICA CO-PRODUCTION: TV & FILM

A Film & TV co-production treaty has been signed between South Africa and Germany in 2004. This partnership has facilitated the funding of numerous projects since then, stimulating exchanges between independent producers in both countries. The masterclass will examine eligibility terms and conditions and look at recent film and television projects that have benefited from the treaty as well as a case study of a completed and aired co-produced Tv Series between these two countries. A special fresh case-study of a new co-production film in development will be presented as well including a video message from the German co-producer and German lead actor

Moderated by Terrence KHUMALO | Film Certification Manager | NFVF South Africa 

  • Nicolas Palme | VP Sales and International Sales | BETA FILM
  • Layla Swart | Producer, YELLOWBONE ENTERTAINMENT; South African Producer, SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN (2018) 
  • Sarika LAKHANI | Managing Partner & Founder | ONE FINE DAY FILMS

PANEL DISCUSSION | WHAT MAKES A TELEVISION SERIES TRAVEL WELL

Episodic and limited TV series have come a long way. They now offer sophisticated storytelling and high-production value, plus top stars. To be funded, they also need to please international audiences from many culturally diverse regions of the world. Experts in cross-border content development and distribution business will explain what it takes for a TV series project to stand out, generate interest and deliver sales.

Moderated by Russell SOUTHWOOD | Editor in Chief | BALANCING ACT

·  Todd BROWN | CO-FOUNDER | XYZ FILMS

·  Liz LEVENSON | VP INTL. ACQUISITIONS & SALES | GRB ENTERTAINMENT

·  Pascal SCHMITZ | Head of Acquisitions and Executive Producer | AAA Entertainment

·  Joel CHURCHER | ‎Vice President & General Manager: Africa | BBC Worldwide

·  Serge NOUKOUE | Business Development Director | COTE OUEST

SCREENING | BEYOND THE UNICORN: Africans Making IT in Silicon Valley

In hyper competitive silicon valley, African entrepreneurs pursue their passion of building the next big technology company.Beyond the Unicorn’s inspiring and sometimes humorous journey through the insular world of tech startups tells the stories of courageous, young African entrepreneurs who dare to build them (30 minutes).

Venue: Mahala.tv Theatre

PANEL DISCUSSION | GROWING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FRANCOPHONE AND ANGLOPHONE AFRICA

2017 is a time of optimism across francophone Africa which has witnessed a steadily growing middle-class. Pay-Tv subscription numbers continue to rise, and some countries stand out with progressive legislations, ambitious public broadcasters and private producers/distributors investing heavily in new projects. This session will focus on 3 important subjects namely 1) Francophone Africa buying content from Anglophone Africa, 2) Co-producing between Francophone and Anglophone Africa as well as 3) selling Francophone content into the Anglophone market. 

Moderated by Séverine LAURENT | Media & Communication Senior Consultant | AfrikaKom

·       Yves Bigot | CEO | TV5MONDE

·       Bernard AZRIA | CEO | Côte Ouest

·       Olivier LAOUCHEZ | CEO | TRACE TV

·       Ahmadou Bakayoko | CEO | RTI

·       Alain MODOT | CEO | DIFFA

FORMATS – DEVELOPMENT, IP OWNERSHIP & PROTECTION

This session will see industry professionals share more about the current battle producers are facing when it comes to owning and protecting their IP and guiding producers to how this can be done. 

  • Thierry CASSUTO | FOUNDER/CEO | BOTH WORLDS
  • Maijang MPHERWANE | Head: Media & Motion Pictures | INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (IDC)
  • Duncan IRVINE | CEO | RAPID BLUE