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WEBINAR: The U.S. is Making a Vast Impact in Africa’s TV Content Industry. 

Learn How You Can Create Business in a Profitable Market.

 

The U.S. Commerce Department Presents a webinar with DISCOP Africa, the leading feature films, TV programs, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels trade show.

 

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Experts from the television industry will discuss opportunities in the African market, to include co-production and partnerships, and how to engage with local start-ups, and international partners also working in the African TV sector. You will learn about (a) doing (TV) business in Africa, (b) opportunities for U.S. licensors and exporters of creative content, and (c) co-productions with Africa’s fast growing multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace.

 

In 2008, The Organizers of Basic Lead, launched DISCOP AFRICA, the most important feature films, TV programs, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels market and coproduction forum dedicated to Africa’s fast growing multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace.

 

DISCOP Africa Johannesburg will take place from November 2-4, 2016 at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

A total of 2,000+ participants from 90+ countries are expected to take part in DISCOP Africa Johannesburg.

 

DISCOP AFRICA delivers meetings and exposure.  Participants meet, connect, stay informed and do business across the world’s fastest growing region.

 

SPEAKERS:

 

Christopher Vourlias, Foreign Correspondent, Variety Publications

Since 2007, Christopher Vourlias has covered African film and television for Variety, reporting from nearly two dozen countries. His work has also appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Harper'sNational Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller, Al Jazeera America, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

 

Patrick Zuchowicki, CEO, DISCOP Africa

Paris-born Patrick Zuchowicki is the CEO of Basic Lead and the founder of the Discop Markets. Patrick guides the strategic vision, plans the day-to-day operational goals and objectives, and develops new events enabling the organization to advance and expand. Passionate about the industry his company services, Patrick has been instrumental for more then twenty-five years, in opening doors in new territories to producers and distributors. He enjoys living permanently in sunny Los Angeles, because it is the greatest place in the world if you love the entertainment industry.

 

Rustam Kasymov, Research Manager, DISCOP Africa

As the Research Manager for DISCOP Africa, Rustam oversees the database development and leads, oversees, manages and mentors the team of researchers and analysts targeting Africa, MENA, CIS, and CEE regions. Prior to DISCOP Africa, Rustam worked for US Census 2010 as Partnership Assistant. Rustam fell in love with America while in an exchange program in the late 90‘s and currently lives in Los Angeles.

 

Doug Boynton, Director of Marketing, Voice of America

Doug Boynton has more than 40 years of experience in media management – as a broadcast and programming executive and as a working journalist.  He was named Director of Marketing for the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) in May of 2007. IBB’s Office of Marketing supervises more than 2500 affiliate relationships with broadcast, digital and mobile outlets worldwide – on behalf of Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), the Middle East Broadcasting Network (Alhurra Television and Radio SAWA) and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio/TV Marti). He and his family reside in Fairfax, Virginia.


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