Tuesday, 25 June 2013

World's Broadcast And Films Titans In Nairobi For Conference

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, taking place in Nairobi over 26th-27th June 2013 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre will bring together creative industry professionals throughout the world to travel to East Africa and experience African film and music.

From the confirmations, the speaker line-up for BFMA reflects widespread participation of experts from across the continent and beyond. There will be an impressive participation from Hollywood and Nollywood movers and film executives.

Organizers of the conference, Sean Moroney, Chairman of AITEC Africa says the event’s vision is to become the leading annual business and technology gathering for Africa’s rapidly growing creative content industry.

“The level of expertise we have lined up for the conference this year is a compelling educational and networking opportunity for electronic media professionals from throughout the continent.”

Scheduled to speak at BFMA include Russell Southwood of Balancing Act UK, Ernie Singleton, Former President of Urban records and CEO of Singleton Entertainment, Scott Patterson of Slamcam Films- Australia,Gary Rathbone, MD of TouchSky media, Eddie Okila of House of Talent- Uganda, Paul Ikhane of Exodus Films, Nigeria and Ghanian Samuel Attah-Mensah, CEO of Omni-Media.. Experts from Kenya’s Film and Music industries will include Peter Mutie, CEO of the Kenya Film Commission, Angela Ndambuki, CEO, Performers Rights Society of Kenya, Maurice Okoth, CEO, Music Copyright Society of Kenya and June Gachui, GM, Kenya Association of Music Producers DSTV Kenya took up lead sponsorship for the event fronting its channels popular for African content, including Africa Magic and SuperSport.

The conference discusses contemporary and future broadcasting models for pay and Free to Air (FTA) TV, Radio, trends in creative content, digital content development, dynamics in Africa Film among other issues such as music distribution as well as policy and management matters that impact on their growth. Cinema is also coming under a sharp focus at the June event, with presenters brainstorming whether the big screen is “dead or just in a coma”.

The event also includes the African Media Business Exchange hosted by Film Biz Africa and Growth Hub which provides a platform for producers and innovators to pitch their ideas to potential investors, including a number of venture capital funds.