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 on Sunnyside of the doc 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 Sunnyside of the doc market taking place between the 22nd and 25th June 2015 in La Rochelle, France. 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 Sunnyside of the doc market with the South African Indies/DTI delegation. Any delegate who is going to Sunnyside of the doc this year that does not attend the workshop will be disqualified from applying for any further markets.
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 Sunnyside of the doc market and is for anyone who has never attended the market before. The facilitator will also share the latest trends in the unscripted video sector. This will include overview of the US network landscape,what do these networks pay for programs. He will touch on digital opportunities as to whether you can make money on Youtube and how much Netflix pays and finally look at pitching tips.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 Sunnyside of the doc 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 Sunnyside of the doc 2015 workshops will be facilitated by Peter Hamilton
Peter Hamilton is an executive producer and senior consultant who works with nonfiction industry leaders. He is a former CBS exec. His clients have included A+E Nets, BBC, Scripps, Nat Geo, ATFT South Africa, and many other media groups, governments & non-profits.
Peter served as the senior consultant on Discovery’s international channels strategic plan and rollout, an enterprise that is now valued at US$12Bn+. He was educated in Melbourne and at U. of Pennsylvania (MBA).
He recently co-EP’d A Shot to Save the World’ with Bill Gates for The Smithsonian Channel and now on BBC Four.
Peter lectures at industry events, and provides analysis & contex DocumentaryTelevision.com.
The workshops will take place on the following dates and in the following venues:
1. Johannesburg – 17th April 2015
The Big Fish School of Filmmaking
7th Floor, 25 Owl Street
2. Durban – 20th April 2015
Creative Centre for Arts
University of Kwazulu-Natal
King George V Ave, Durban
031 260 1650
3. Cape Town – 21st April 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
Spaces are limited and entrance is conditional to pre-registration by sending an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.