IPO to participate at the first annual USSA Film and TV Dialogue
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:01
In its mission to ensure representation, promotion and protection of the needs of the local producers, the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) has partnered with Motion Picture Association, International Film Studios, and the National Film and Video Foundation to host the first annual US - SA Film and TV Dialogue. The first ever event to be hosted in South Africa will run over a period of two days, from today 10 until 11 August 2016.
For the two days, the film and television industry professionals will engage on pertinent industry issues through workshops with focus on topics including: South Africa and the global market place, pre-production, production, cinematography, post-production, marketing, distribution, merchandising and animation.
This is a critical event that would assist us in ensuring that our producers are at the forefront of technology, and that we continue to develop our skills. As storytellers it is important to collaborate with producers from other countries, therefore the platform will also guarantee the understanding of how we can best utilise partnerships in order to achieve our goals as a storytelling nation, says Akin Omotoso, IPO Chairperson.
As one of the hosting partners, the IPO, through Omotoso will present a business case on the challenges and opportunities in the local film and television industry.
The IPO strives for a transformed film industry as well as a viable and stable environment for both television and film producers. In its quest to ensure that there is an industry dialogue and that aspiring producers learn from industry professionals, the IPO hosts 'The IPO Presents' which takes place once a month.