By Ogova Ondego
Published February 6, 2018
More than 500 buyers and sellers from 50 countries and representing an estimated 300 film, television, online and adaptation rights companies are expected to attend an inaugural distribution and co-production market in Zanzibar.
Organised by Basic Lead of the United States of America and the annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), DISCOP Zanzibar is scheduled for July 11-13, 2018 in Verde Hotel Zanzibar, some two kilometres away from Stone Town, a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site.
DISCOP Zanzibar shall run concurrently with ZIFF, facilitating business with and across eastern Africa’s major countries that include Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
“Driven by the tastes, expectations and usage patterns of an extremely young demography, eastern Africa is booming and has not just become a desired location for international productions, but is also now the hub of a booming film, television and online content production, adaptation and distribution industry,” Basic Lead says in a media statement.
Ethiopia, that is currently the fastest growing economy in the region, has been selected as the Guest Country at DISCOP Zanzibar 2018.
Basic Lead invites delegates to register online either as exhibitors with a meeting table or non-exhibiting seller, buyer, producer or influencer with a 50% discount for the latter available till May 11, 2018.