FAME Week Africa will host the very first MIP Africa
Following the successful addition of MIP China and MIP Cancun to the MIP Markets portfolio in recent years, RX Africa will launch MIP Africa as part of FAME Week Africa, the continent’s premier event for the business development of the creative industries.
Whether you are involved in the production, distribution, financing or purchasing of film and television content for African audiences, MIP Africa is the content marketplace that will put you face to face with the people, content and ideas for give your business a new door to huge opportunity.
MIP Africa offers a unique pre-programmed one-to-one matchmaking experience that guarantees meetings between African distributors, producers and buyers and curators to support program sales and co-production partnerships. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase your most recent film and television content to African and international buyers.
Designed to connect with leaders in the television industry, MIP Africa will form the film pillar of FAME. Exhibitors will be based in Africa and will benefit from a platform created specifically to showcase the skills and capabilities of the continent.
MIP Markets are the world’s primary entertainment content markets. MIPCOM and MIPTV are the two biggest weeks on the international television calendar, bringing together the world’s largest gathering of buyers, distribution and production communities. MIPCancun, now in its 8th year, and MIPChina, launched in 2017, have quickly become the leading international content and conferencing marketplace for their regions.
MIP Africa is a perfect fit for FAME Week Africa
Carol Weaving, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Africa, says that the history and continued success of the holding company MIP Markets make MIP Africa perfect for FAME Week Africa. “As a strongly represented pillar in the film sector of FAME Week Africa, MIP Africa will bring everything from successful programming to groundbreaking partnerships and a great story with global and international buyers including Multichoice and Showmax. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome MIP Markets on board.
Bringing together leading professionals from around the world, MIP Africa will follow in the footsteps of MIPCOM, MIPTV, MIP China and MIP Cancun as a cornerstone of the unparalleled business development of the film and television industry.
According to Jérôme Delhaye, director of the Entertainment Business Unit of RX France, African content is currently in high demand, and MIP Africa is the ideal platform to showcase this sought-after talent.
“After the success of MIP Cancun and MIP China and given the enormous potential and interest there is around the African television market, the launch of MIP Africa and the collaboration with RX Africa is a timely and exciting development, ”says Jérôme Delhaye. “We have seen tremendous growth in the feature film industry, with domestic demand for diverse local production in key territories like Nigeria particularly strong. Now we are seeing an increase in activity in the television industry, with more original productions. We hope that MIP Africa will help support the continent’s production and distribution sectors, expanding domestic consumption across Africa and bringing African shows to the global market.
JP Smith, member of the City Mayor’s Committee for Safety and Security, Cape Town, said the parent city is delighted that MIP Africa will be part of FAME Week Africa in 2022. strategy to deliver more platforms for creatives around the world and the rest of the continent.
“Whether it is film, the arts, entertainment and new media, there are few places in the world to compete with the beauty, cutting-edge facilities and raw talent that Cape Town opens up for an industry hungry for. unique content. ”
Judy Goddard, Director of Events for Fame Week Africa, says the excitement is palpable as the teams prepare for this African premiere. “The engagement we have had with exceptional talent so far has been uplifting. We are delighted to be working with our hosts, the City of Cape Town, and to have the support of so many industry leaders.
“Let the show begin…”
For more information on FAME Week Africa’s content partner, MIP Markets, explore the MIPCOM website (October 11-14, 2021) https://www.MIPCOM.com or follow us on social media:
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About FAME Week Africa
In partnership with the host city of Cape Town, RX Africa brings you FAME Week Africa 2021, an event that will become the unmatched cornerstone of the continent’s business development for the film, arts, media and entertainment industries. Bringing together the film, arts, media and entertainment sector, FAME Week Africa is the premier venue for creative industry professionals on the African continent. FAME Week Africa offers an opportunity to forge, enrich and strengthen business relationships.
It also presents new technologies and services from industry leaders in audiovisual and communications systems integration; live entertainment technology; television and broadcasting; animation and cinema; studio and production, DJ and pro-audio equipment.
Beyond the event, FAME Week Africa continues to generate commercial success as attendees gain access to the creative industry community, through leadership elements, online content and communities around the world. www.fameweekafrica.com
About MIP Markets
MIP markets are the main global content entertainment markets, consisting of MIPCOM and MIPJunior, MIPTV + MIPFormats + MIPDoc, MIP China, MIPCancun and from 2022, MIP Africa.
MIPCOM + MIPJunior (October, Cannes, France) is the world’s largest entertainment content marketplace and brings together the global television industry for four days of networking, meetings, negotiation, screenings and conferences. MIPJunior is the children’s entertainment industry’s largest event featuring the very latest content.
MIPTV (April, Cannes, France) is the international springtime TV market and now includes MIPFormats, the incubator of top entertainment formats and MIPDoc, the world’s leading factual community event, bringing together top international buyers, commissioners, producers, co-producers and distributors of the company.
MIP China (June, Hangzhou, China) brings together international and Chinese companies to develop new content activities for new audiences.
MIP Cancun (November, Cancun, Mexico) offers opportunities to develop production partnerships and buy / sell content for the fast growing Latin American television market.
About RX Global
RX Global is one of the world’s leading event companies. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, research products and complete transactions at more than 400 events in 22 countries and 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our clients to connect face-to-face or digitally and generate billions of dollars in revenue for economic market development. local and national economies around the world. RX Africa is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analysis and decision tools for professional and business clients. www.reedexhibitions.com
RELX is a global provider of information-based analysis and decision tools for professional and business clients. The Group serves clients in more than 180 countries and has offices in approximately 40 countries. It employs more than 33,000 people, nearly half of them in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. Market cap is approximately £ 33bn, € 39bn, $ 47bn. *
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