TALK | KWESE TV

MASTER CLASS | GET READY FOR THE VIRTUAL REALITY REVOLUTION

Not all VR content is made the same and the experiences vary greatly. This session will discuss obstacles and benefits in creating relevant virtual reality content. What kind of VR content broadcasters are looking for? What is their VR content development and coproduction strategies? What are the funding opportunities available to VR producers and the business and distribution models they should follow?

MASTER CLASS | GERMANY / SOUTH AFRICA CO-PRODUCTION PART 2: TELEVISION

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. Two master classes will examine eligibility terms and conditions and look at recent film and television projects that have benefited from the treaty.

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

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION | THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music is a significant part of any television show or film. Production companies, who produce these audiovisual works, sometimes hire a composer to write the music, an artist to reproduce a previously existing song or seek the music rights to use an existing recording. This session will expressly look at the role Africa’s reservoir of musical talent can play in the fast-evolving, cross border, film, television, digital content production global ecosystem. 

·       Mike STRANO | Founding Director | PHAT Music & Entertainment Ltd.

MASTER CLASS | DEVELOPING THE RIGHT NEWS CONTENT PRODUCTION STRATEGY

Building on the popularity of local news content to expand audiences across the Continent, this master class will help producers, broadcasters and online platforms leverage localized experience to give them a leg up on the competition.

·       Marie NOËLLE VALLES | Video Business Development Director | AFP

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION | ETHIOPIA IS WAKING UP

With a population that is in the upwards of 100+ million, there are now over 12 TV Stations that are geared toward Ethiopia’s general population and ever-expanding affluent middle-class population. This session will look at how E.B.S., Ehtiopia’s public broadcasters and some new TV channels such as NAHOO, KANA and JTV have changed TV entertainment in one of the most promising marketplace in Africa, if not the world.  

MASTER CLASS | AFRICAN COMIC BOOKS TO ANIMATION FEATURE FILMS

Comic book consumption and attendance of comic conventions in Africa is experiencing a meteoric rise with growth estimates over the last 5 years as high as 1000%.  Pioneers in the African comic book industry discuss the current state of the sector and the long-term potential

  • Ayodele ELEGBA | Founder | Lagos Comic Con
  • Thomas IMBOYWA | Head of Business Development | Nairobi Comic Con