The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) are inviting you to an export market introduction and readiness workshop Rio Content Market in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. As part of our mandate to up skill our members in financing, distribution, sales and co-production, ATFT will host three workshops in three cities in preparation for RCM taking place between the 25th and 27th of February 2015 in Rio, Brazil. The workshops are open to any interested parties who are looking to find out more about this market , but are mandatory for delegates attending this years RCM event with the South African Indies/DTI delegation. Any delegate who is going to RCM this year that does not attend the workshop will be disqualified from applying for any further markets. The DTI requires that approved delegates attend the workshop intended to equip them for the market ahead and not attending simply means that you are no longer an emerging exporter.
The workshops will be split into two parts and the days programme will be as follows:
09h00-13h00 : The morning session is an introduction to ATFT and how our delegations work, as well as an introduction to the Rio Content Market and the Brazilian market and is for anyone who has never attended the event before. We will also explain the DTI EMIA scheme used to finance the delegations to attend these markets and how to apply through ATFT or as individual companies through the Individual Exhibitor scheme and be part of the South African Indies delegation to this event.
13h00-14h00 : Lunch
14h00-16h00 : The afternoon session is for delegates only and will cover how to make the most of the RCM and attract investment to your project specific to attendees’ projects and companies and how to go about selling them or financing them at this market. Attendees can ask the facilitator for advice and pitch their project and get feedback.
The RCM workshops will be facilitated by Cristiano Seixas and Gilberto Britto. Cristiano holds an MFA in Digital Animation, a degree in team management and in Graphic Design and Visual Arts in São Paulo. He is the owner of the Casa dos Quadrinhos art school, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Casa dos Quadrinhos is one of the few accredited by the Secretary of Education of Minas Gerais and has been teaching, in-depth, from anatomy classes to visual storytelling to CGI. Over the last 21 years he has created 2d and 3d animation for advertising agencies, for corporate and for internally held IP. He’s worked on projects as lead management for the Brazilian operations for Glass House Graphics, which serviced Dark Horse, Nickelodeon, DC, and Marvel. He’s a key member of ABPITV/BTVP, being also an active guest at all Rio Content Markets and had spoken in many seminars and universities, including Toronto and Banff Next Media Festival. He had participate in the main Entertainment conventions around the world, like Mipcom, MipTV, MIFA/Annecy, Kidscreen, New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con.
Gilberto Toscano Britto was business and legal affairs at O2 Filmes (Brazil’s largest production company) and is currently head of media practice at Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados in São Paulo (a top ranked firm according to Chamber’s Global and Chamber’s Latin America 2014) where Toscano advises broadcasters, production companies, distributors and other players. Toscano was granted a Juris Doctor degree by the University of São Paulo and a Graduate degree in Entertainment Law by the Law School of the Brazilian Bar Association (ESA-SP). Toscano is a guest teacher for lawyers and executive producers at audiovisual several schools and associations in Brazil, a lecturer at conferences and trade shows abroad (NYC Kidscreen 2014) and at the main audiovisual events in Brazil (such as the ABTA 2014, Rio Content Market 2014, Forum Brasil TV 2014 and Filmcup 2014).
The workshops will take place on the following dates and in the following venues:
1. Durban – 02nd February 2015
KwaZulu Natal Film Commission
22 Dorothy Nyembe Street
101 The Marine Building
2. Cape Town – 03rd February 2015
Wesgro ( see below instructions)
NO parking available – use PIC-BALE or other parking
18th Floor SARB Building, 60 St George’s Mall
Please provide your ID number when you RSVP and also on the day of the workshop
3. Johannesburg – 04th February 2015
The Big Fish School of Filmmaking
4th Floor, 25 Owl Street
Spaces are limited and entrance is conditional to pre-registration by sending an RSVP email to email@example.com
DISCLAIMER : As catering is provided according to the number of RSVP’s, anyone who does not attend without notifying us at least 24 hours in advance will not be able to attend future market readiness workshops.
In the same token, anyone who does not RSVP cannot be guaranteed catering.