Media Marketing Firm DISCOP Partners with Zanzibar International Film Festival to Boost East Africa’s Entertainment Industry

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DISCOP, an organization that markets and facilitates films, television, digital content and adaptation rights business in fast-developing world regions, is preparing to launch an initiative known as the ‘Next Gen’ knowledge-transfer and development programme.

The organisation’s subsidiary, known as DISCOP Zanzibar, which primarily facilitates business, with and across, Eastern Africa’s eight major countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda), has announced the preliminary backbone of their Next Gen knowledge-transfer and development programme to run parallel to the 3-day event of the same name.

DISCOP Zanzibar will take place from July 11th to July 13th, 2018 at the Verde Hotel, located 2 kilometres from Stone Town, in Zanzibar.

DISCOP Zanzibar has partnered with Africa’s largest and most respected film festival, the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF).

The Next Gen programme will target delegates attending both the festival, and DISCOP Zanzibar as both events will take place at the same time.

“Driven by the tastes, expectations and usage patterns of an extremely young demographic, 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,” DISCOP said in a recent statement.

More than 500 delegates from 50 countries representing over 300 companies will attend DISCOP Zanzibar, including 150-plus film, television, online content and adaptation right buyers representing dozens of broadcasters, satellite, cable, online pay-tv platforms, mobile operators, airlines and territorial sub-distributors operating in Eastern Africa.

The 3-day market will primarily facilitate business, with and across Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

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