DISCOP Africa Conference Program 2013

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The DISCOP Organization supports the commerce and the production of film, television content and adaptation rights in new markets, and plans two annual industry gatherings, DISCOP WEST ASIA in Istanbul and DISCOP AFRICA in Johannesburg. In 2005, Basic Lead entered
a strategic partnership with the US based NATPE organization to cross promote DISCOP and NATPE events.
As a B2B annual event, DISCOP Africa supports the development of Africa’s television content production and distribution industries by providing participants with adequate exposure and services to help them license their content and find co-production partners.
All DISOCP Africa 2012 participants registered as Producers can take part in the FORMATS FROM AFRICA™ pitching competition to take place on Thursday 1 November at 3 PM in the DISCOP Africa 2012 main conference room.

The FORMATS FROM AFRICA™ initiative has been launched to seek and promote original TV formats created in Africa which can begin as local successes and end up as international hits. Ten shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch their formats live in front of a qualified audience and a judging panel of African and international programming and coproduction executives, format commissioners and distributors, and advertisers, who will choose three winners to be rewarded with:

1. US$2,500 in cash to further the development of a pilot based on their format.
2. Expert guidance provided by major format production companies, to help ensure the winners’ vision is translated into a successful end product.
3. A complimentary MEETING TABLE exhibiting package during the 2013 edition of DISCOP AFRICA.

Eligible candidates interested in entering the pitching competition must be registered for DISCOP AFRICA 2012 as Producers. Find out more.

 

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