Next Discop Johannesburg edition covers international and regional coproduction

Discop Johannesburg's organizers announced their 2019 program with a focus on international's content buying and selling.

The upcoming edition of Disco, to be held from 20 to 22 November, will also put a strong emphasis on African television projects in development, partnerships with South Africa, the booming animation sector, and the export of content produced on the continent.

Patrick Zuchowicki, president of Discop, added: 'Not since the invention of television has Africa exercised such an influence on the creation of original multiscreen content. This year’s market will see three times more projects with cross-border potential brought to the market by African producers than in 2018'.

The event will have more than 30 speakers on stage for panel discussions around the eight key pillars of the industry’s current transformation: What buyers actually want; Exporting African content; The content monetization challenge; Stop fake news; Empowering women in media; The united world of animation; The nascent and super fast-growing video gaming competition sector and Why dubbed content is so important.

Also, at Discop, sixteen works in progress of international standard and with a set delivery date will be pitched by their producers in front of key regional and international industry players that can help these projects take off. They will be regrouped into four categories: TV series, Formats, Documentary, and Animation.