DISCOP Johannesburg Pitching Competition

DISCOP Johannesburg, the continent’s largest content market taking place from November 2nd – 4th, will be staging its annual pitching competition place on Thursday 3 November 2016 with the selected producers across the four categories under the spotlight.

An international jury of industry experts will adjudicate the pitches in four categories of popular television genres:

• TV SERIES
• DOCUMENTARIES
• FORMATS
• ANIMATION

The juries will be made up of top local and international experts including:Turner Broadcasting; StarSat; Quizzical Pictures; SABC; Rapid Blue; AfriDocs; Endemol Shine; StarSat; Viacom International Media Network; e.TV; Animation SA, Cinebar Studios; Restless Global; Rous House Productions; ; Uhuru Productions; Media 24 VIA Channel; Fremantle Media.

A winner and runner up in each of the four categories will be announced on the day and will be awarded with an array of prizes.

¥ The winner of each category will receive a Huawei P9 Handset from Huawei Technologies South Africa
¥ USD2000 1st Prize / 1000 USD 2nd Prize and mentorship from Turner Broadcasting (Animation Category)
¥ USD2000 1st Prize / 1000 USD 2nd Prize and mentorship from Cinebar Studios (TV Series Category)
¥ Mentorship from project development to rough cut and distribution for the winner and runner-up from AfriDocs (Documentary Category)
¥ Use of Rapid Blue's studio for a full day, with lights, 4 cameras, basic audio and a control room and mentorship for winner and also expert mentorship for runner-up from Rapid Blue (Formats Category)

Winners and runners-up will also receive a complimentary PRODUCER Market Badge and MEETING TABLE for DISCOP ABIDJAN and DISCOP JOHANNESBURG 2017 and a host of other prizes including mentorships and international accreditation.

All producers registered for DISCOP Johannesburg can enter in any or all of the four categories.

The submission deadline is Friday 14 October 2016 and only 20 producers will be selected from the pool of registrants

Selected nominees will be notified by Wednesday 19 October and will receive promotional support to include:

• A designated space on DISCOPAFRICA.com to promote the nominated projects.
• Promotion of the nominated projects on all social media platforms associated to DISCOP Johannesburg and to the DISCOP Johannesburg pitching competition.
• 10 X VIP invitations to the DISCOP Johannesburg pitching award ceremony to take place on Friday 4 November
• ‘How to Pitch’ coaching session to take place on Wednesday 2 November @ 3 PM, the day before the pitching competition.
• One-on-one 10-30 minute preparation session with a pitching professional during the course of the day on 2 November.

Registered producers interested in entering the DISCOP Johannesburg Pitching here:- http://discopafrica.com/register/
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ABOUT THE DISCOP Organization

Founded in 1991, the DISCOP Organization plans market programs that help buyers from developing world regions access prime television content and programs at affordable prices. DISCOP markets are held four times a year, in Dubai, Abidjan, Istanbul and Johannesburg and target B2C content distribution platforms operating primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East, the Indian Sub-Continent, Oceania and South East Asia. 

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