DISCOP 3-DAY AGENDA

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  1. 14.11.2018
  2. 15.11.2018
  3. 16.11.2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘Is there a BRICS Co Production Model’

    This session will examine the opportunities and challenges of a co production and distribution treaty that would facilitate relationships between the Film and Television professionals from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


    Moderator: Afrika MKHANGALA - Group Chief Operating Officer - BRICS Media Company


    Speakers: Sunita UCHIL - Chief Business Officer, International Ad Sales, Global Syndication and Production Company – Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd ; Carol COETZEE- Chief Executive Officer - KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission


10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | DISCOP CONVERSATION by AL JAZEERA | ‘The rise of blockchain solutions for the entertainment industry’. (logo Discop conversations)

    Because of the structural advantages blockchain technology is expected to have, the session will discuss and highlight the challenges and opportunities that blockchain will present to the entertainment industry, especially in Africa.


    Moderator: Russell SOUTHWOOD - Chief Executive Officer - Balancing Act


    Speakers: George EGBUONU - CEO - Flat Pyramid ; Akintunde MARINHO - Chief Executive Officer - Utopia Media Group ; Manuel BADEL - Digital Media Specialist & CIO Certified Blockchain Professional - Badel Media ; Warren GRAY - Partner - Blockstarters

  • Theatre 3 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCOMICS | Animation du Monde

    Meet the Experts 2 -  Does the storytelling match the art? Are you pitching correctly according to what was said the day before and according to all the materials at disposal (roughs, drawings, graphic research, animatics, teaser/pilots, storyboards
  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS eSports | Highlights of the Western Africa Prelims

    Highlights of the hotly contested Western Africa Prelims of the inaugural Injustice 2 Pan-African DISCOMICS eSports competition will be screened on the DISCOMICS stage in partnership with FEJA.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Theatre 2 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCORE | DISCORE Presentation: Results to Date and Future Plans

    Presenter: Mike STRANO - Founding Director - ONGEA! Africa

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Theatre 2 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCORE | Synched IT!! | The role of music in Film, TV and Digital Content

    A discussion with music supervisors around the importance of music in Film, TV and Digital content.


    Moderator: Mike STRANO - Founding Director - ONGEA! Africa


    Panelists: Lydia Idakula SOBOGUN - Founder - Gbagyichild Entertainment ; Ryan HALL – Music Supervisor - Publishers Association ; Harriet GAVSHON – Managing Director - Quizzical Pictures ; Craig MCGAVEY – Chairman - Production Music South Africa Association ; Adi LEACH – Studio Zoo

  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | Making an Impact | BBC News

    How you can cut through the clutter in your market with original prime-time shows made in Africa?


    See how BBC partners are making an impact with world-class local content.


    Presented by: Mary LUSIBA - Head of Business Development - BBC News Africa


     

  • Foyer, Level 2
    PRESS CONFERENCE | DIGITAL LAB AFRICA / Foyer, Level 2

    Digital Lab Africa (DLA) - the reference platform for next gen content in Africa - will unveil its call for application #3 in the presence of DLA partners and three previous editions’ winners from DRC, South Africa and Ethiopia.
    Speakers

    H.E. Christophe Farnaud | Ambassador of France in South Africa
    Lesley Williams | Tshimologong Innovation Precinct| CEO and DLA Director (South Africa)
    Erika Denis | French Embassy/ French Institute of South Africa | Regional Head of Media, Film & Music (South Africa)
    Baya Ciamala | Baziks Pulse | Founder & CEO |1st edition’s DLA winner in music category (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Jabulile Newman | The Foxy Five | 2nd edition’s DLA winner in web creation (South Africa) 
    Feben Elias | Dimbit | 2nd edition’s DLA winner in animation (Ethiopia)
  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | Opportunities in Pop Culture & New Media with Red Oxygen

    One of the South Africa's most successful production companies has started a new business focused on pop culture content - why? Join Red Oxygen CEO Konstantinos Tzingakis as he discusses why they made pop culture the focus of their new range of content and where he sees the opportunities lie.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Innovation’ | FOX NETWORKS GROUP

    Paolo will be sharing insights gained along the evolution of the Fox Networks Group channel portfolio into video destinations, which not only offer relevant and prominent content, but now an enhanced and compelling viewing experience as well. He will also discuss how this platform has become a powerful tool to improve loyalty and engagement of a much wider target audience within affiliates subscribers.


    Presented by: Paolo M. AGOSTINELLI - Executive Vice President, Distribution, Europe & Africa - Fox Networks Group


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | Spotlight on public service broadcasting | BBC News

    Fake or real, truth or lie, transparent or deliberately misleading - how can you tell the difference? And what can you do about it to help build trust?


    Presented by:

    Mary LUSIBA - Head of Business Development - BBC News Africa

    Nisha KAPUR - Commissioning Editor, Africa - BBC News Africa

  • Foyer, Level 2
    Press Conference - BBC | Foyer, Level 2

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | The Business of e-Sports - Africa vs The World

    e-Sports is the latest 'big thing' in new media, but what's the real story? Does it have a viable business model in Africa? This session will be a deeper dive into the realities of esports on the continent versus the impact of esports overseas.


    Moderator: Thomas IMBOYWA - NAICCON & Pro Series Gaming


    Panelists: Ayodele ELEGBA - Founder - Spoof Animation & Lagos Comic Con ; Les ALLEN - ICON Comics & Games Convention  ; Sidick Bakayoko - FEJA

  • Theatre 2 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCORE | Synch Connect ; Synch Connec

    Moderator: Mpumi PHILLIPS - Music Supervisor & Publisher - Sheer Publishing Africa


    Panelists: Ryan HALL - Music Supervisor - Publishers Association ; Lydia Idakula SOBOGUN - Founder - Gbagyichild Entertainment ; Bonga Percy VILAKAZI – Creative Producer - The River ; Eric MOGALE – Creative Director - Rhythm City ; Adi LEACH – Studio Zoo ; Craig MCGAHEY – Chairman - Production Music South Africa Association


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘Spotlight on Turkey’ and Cocktail

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mrs. Arzu Öztürkmen – Bogazici University



    Speakers: Ahmet ZIYALAR - COO - Inter Medya ; Idil BELLI - General Manager - Sera Film Services ; Dilek TELKES -  COO - Videomite ; Emirhan EMRE - Business Development Manager - Mavi Baykus Film Studyos

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS - AAN | Animation Unites Africa

    African Animation Network (AAN), Animation Nigeria (ANG), Association Ivorienne du Film d'Animation (AIFA), Animation South Africa (ASA) & Association of Animation Artistes Kenya (A3K) come together to discuss the year in review, the projects they have been working on and the progress they have been making.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Theatre 2 - Level 2 Floor
    DISCORE | Discore meets Discomics

    Bridging the gap between music users and music makers.


    Moderator: Mike STRANO - Founding Director - ONGEA! Africa


    Speakers: Dale BLIGNAUT – General Manager - Mama Dance ; James BATHINWAITE – Music Composer - Thatch Music ; Nick CLOETE – Managing Director - Mind’s Eye Creative ; Cati WEINEK – Film producer - The Ergo Company

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | The Importance of Influencer Marketing

    Over 94% of elite marketers now use influencer marketing, due to a much greater ROI than traditional digital marketing channels. How much? And why is it important to get influence marketers organised for your content? Carla Harris, The Social Bard, has run two successful YouTube channels and will share some insights on this important part of the marketing process in new media.


    HOST:  Les ALLEN - ICON Comics & Games Convention  


    GUEST: Carla HARRIS - The Social Bard


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Theater 1, Level 2 floor
    NEXT GEN | ‘Developing the right format and documentaries for international distribution

    Formats and documentaries that have the potential to cut across borders are the ones that are conceived and designed to be or become a brand. The session will bring together experts to discuss formats and documentaries and the significance of developing global productions with local appeal.


    Moderator: Russell SOUTHWOOD - Chief Executive Officer - Balancing Act


    Speakers: Philipp HOFFMANN - Founder/ Managing Director - Rushlake Media ; Stéphane C. GOEBEL - Vice President, Platform Operations - SES ; Levern ENGEL - Director, Content Production - FNG Original Productions Africa ; Bilaal HOOSEIN - Director of Programmes - Aljazeera ; Shaamila FATAAR's Senior Specialist, Originals - Showmax

  • DISCOMICS Stage - Level 0
    DISCOMICS | Africa's burgeoning Indie Comic Book Industry

    Role players from across the continent discuss the current state of the indie comic book industry in Africa.


    Host: Ayodele Elegba (Spoof Comics, Nigeria)


    Panelists: Salim Busuru - Avandu - Kenya ; Ray Whitcher Witchcraft - South Africa ; Moe Hoosen - South Africa