Join host and moderator for a live cast webinar from the Academy of Television and Screen Arts Studios, SABC, Auckland Park.
Date: 12 November 2020
Time: 18:00 – 21:00 (SAST)
There will be three insightful and informative panel discussions during this live event:
PANEL DISCUSSION 1 (18:00 – 18:50 SAST):
How SA’s film and screen sector can thrive and be a key driver of economic growth, job creation and transformation in SA in an enabling legislative and regulatory environment. This panel will explore the economics of the sector, what a successful film sector would look like, and how investment can be driven into the sector to achieve this.
1. Sifiso Skenjana – Economist – IQBusiness
2. Michael Auret – Spier Films
3. Bertrand Moullier – Federation of Independent Film Producers (FIAPF)
4. Leon Forde – Olsberg.spi
5. Stephen Hollis – IP lawyer – Adams & Adams
6. Justine Limpitlaw – Electronic Communications Law Consultant
PANEL DISCUSSION 2 (19:00 – 19:50 SAST):
Representatives from SA film, animation and documentary producers associations discuss challenges encountered by their members in the different sub-sectors of the film and screen sector. They will identify opportunities where, with collaborative effort with government, unnecessary obstacles can be removed to enable the industry to live up to its full potential and deliver on its economic promise.
1. Thandi Davids – Independent Producers Organization
2. Kethiwe Ngcobo – Independent Black Filmmakers Collective
3. Nick Cloete -Animation SA
4. Speaker TBC – Documentary Filmmakers Association
5. Bobby Amm – Commercial Producers of SA
6. Phumla Nobantu Mfeka – Entertainment Lawyer: Mfeka Attorneys
PANEL DISCUSSION 3 (20h00 – 20:50 SAST):
Producers working on projects geared for the international market speak about the massive interest in African content and the potential for unlocking the door for African producers to bring local stories to global audiences.
1. Isaac Mogajane – Diprente Films
2. Bradley Joshua – Gambit Films
3. Katlego Ramaphakela – Burnt Onion
4. Pippa Ehrlich – Co-director of
5. Vanessa Sinden – Triggerfish
6. Azania Muendane – Independent Black Filmmakers Collective
7. Quinton Fredericks – Spier Films