Specifically designed P Screen Africa conference


New media developments and the local and global financial crunch have made an indelible impact on the broadcast and production sectors of the South African industry. Doing business is a lot more complex and challenging than it has ever been. With this in mind, the forthcoming 6th Screen Africa Talent & Technology Conference was specifically designed to assist broadcasters and producers in addressing the changing environment.

The one-day Screen Africa Talent & Technology Conference takes place alongside the Mediatech Africa exhibition on Thursday 23 July at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. It is traditionally divided into two sections with the morning devoted to technology and the afternoon to content producers. The programme has been designed to deal with crucial broadcast issues and low budget production to assist producers in surviving the times.

“Many conferences are extremely pricey and out of reach of small companies and individuals. Screen Africa has taken the tough economic times into consideration and registration rates are very reasonable,”says Angela van Schalkwyk, Screen Africa Conference convenor. The importance of networking has also not been overlooked. There will be a sit-down lunch after the morning conference session and networking cocktails with Mediatech Africa exhibitors and visitors at the end of the day.

“We are also fortunate that in compiling the programme, Screen Africa had the input and support of SABC Technology, M-Net Broadcast, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Southern Africa Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA), South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and Independent Producers Organisation (IPO). The official conference partners for the conference are SABC Technology, IDC and Siemens.”

Read more in the July 2009 issue of Screen Africa


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