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LocationsAfrica Conference

wed06oct(oct 6)7:00 amthu07(oct 7)4:00 pmLocationsAfrica Conference


6 (Wednesday) 7:00 am - 7 (Thursday) 4:00 pm

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    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • october 6, 2021
    • 09:00am Opening address and context to the two days session09:00am- 09:15am
      Opening address and context to the two days session
      Speakers: Azania Muendane, Lisa Ray, Martin Cuff
    • 09:15am Africa is Ready09:15am- 10:00am
      Africa is ready - A discussion on what partnerships exist to make Africa a viable destination for film production.
      Speakers: Mzilikazi Themba Khumalo
    • 10:45am BREAK10:45am- 11:00am
    • 10:05am Situation 2021 10:05am- 10:45am
      Situation 2021 – What the Locations Industry looks like now
      Speakers: Kevin Jennings
    • 11:05am Content is King? 11:05am- 11:45am
      Content is King? - How the content industry has grown and how do we plan in our scripts for Locations. What motivates the decision?
      Speakers: Thandeka Zwana
    • 11:50am It makes economic sense 11:50am- 12:35pm
      It makes economic sense - The economics of Locations Shooting. African incentives and the economic growth landscape.
      Speakers: Andile Khumalo
    • 12:35pm Lunch and networking 12:35pm- 13:15pm
      Lunch and networking
    • 13:15pm Tech Talk 13:15pm- 13:30pm
      Tech Talk - In-House streamed
    • 13:35pm Facilitate? – Film Friendliness within Africa 13:35pm- 14:10pm
      Redress in the Sector - What does it mean to transform a sector? How do we encourage Gender fairness, Skills advancement and racial diversity in the sector across Africa
    • 14:15pm Comfort Break14:15pm- 14:30pm
      Comfort Break
    • 14:30pm 30 seconds! – Planning for Commercials14:30pm- 15:15pm
      30 seconds! The creative repsonses needed to win over a campaign. How to select and plan your location to be the correct silent character for a commercial
      Speakers: Monareng Makwetla
    • 15:15pm Conservation - New Voices in Conservation and Wildlife Filmmaking in Africa 15:15pm- 16:00pm
      Conservation - New Voices in Conservation and Wildlife Filmmaking in Africa.
    • 16:00pm Opening Cocktails & Networking16:00pm- 18:30pm
      Opening Cocktails & Networking
    • october 7, 2021
    • 09:00am Arrivals09:00am- 09:45am
    • 09:45am Opening Remarks09:45am- 10:05am
      Opening Remarks
      Speakers: Azania Muendane, Lisa Ray, Martin Cuff
    • 10:10am One big Robot!10:10am- 10:55am
      One big Robot! - Technology eco-system on the ground - What technology is repalcing live shoots ad what technology has been brought in to replace some skills on set?
    • 11:00am Manage your Location11:00am- 11:45am
      Manage your Location - An in-depth discusion on Locations mangement and how Unit Managers have had to re-assess their location/unit - Locations and Managers. What about the cast conditions and cast safety.
      Speakers: Patrick Walton
    • 11:50am The Spreadsheet 11:50am- 12:35pm
      The Spreadsheet - What does your new budgetting model look like? What happens now that you have your money?
    • 12:35pm Lunch & Networking12:35pm- 13:15pm
      Lunch & Networking
    • 13:15 Pitching your Servicing ability 13:15- 13:30
      Pitching your Servicing ability
    • 13:35 Co-Producing on African Locations 13:35- 14:10
      Co-Producing on African Locations - Durban Film Mart Alumni share their experience
    • 14:15 Live Panel - Reflections on the conference 14:15- 15:00
      Reflections and the fututre - A discussion with the delegates and key panelists
      Speakers: Azania Muendane, Lisa Ray, Martin Cuff

Speakers for this event

  • *Themba Khumalo

    *Themba Khumalo

    CMO South African Tourism

    Themba joined South African Tourism in September 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for defining, establishing and driving the South African Tourism brand in the domestic, regional and global markets as well as driving the overall marketing effort in order to achieve the economic outcomes required of the tourism sector from the National Development Plan (NDP).
    A seasoned professional with entrepreneurial flair, Themba has held senior marketing executive positions in blue chip companies like Unilever, Coca-Cola, MTN, Cell C and Telkom among others. He also has aviation and tourism experience, having held executive positions at South African Tourism (2003-2006), Airports Company South Africa and South African Airways where he was prior to joining South African Tourism.

    A lawyer by training, Themba holds a Bachelor of Arts Law degree, masters certificates in marketing and organizational behaviour, as well as a certificate in Digital Marketing. Themba serves on the board of the Marketing Association of South Africa.

    CMO South African Tourism

  • Andile Khumalo

    Andile Khumalo

    Quizzical Pictures

    Andile Khumalo is a seasoned entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant (SA) with 20 years of finance and business experience.

    He is Founder & CEO of KhumaloCo, which invests in growth companies operating in Technology, Media and Financial Services. A Deloitte trainee and former investment banker with Investec, Andile joined MSG Afrika in 2007 and spent 11 years as a shareholder and COO of the media & communications group, and exited in early 2018 to start KhumaloCo.

    Andile serves as Chairman of investee companies Ince, Brave Group, Quizzical Pictures, Immersion Group and founder of I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR.

    Andile’s other current non-executive roles include serving as a non-executive Chairman of the South African National Parks (SANParks) Investment Committee; a Board member of the Mentor-A-Boy-Child NPO; as well as a fellow of The Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) at The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

    Quizzical Pictures

  • Azania Muendane

    Azania Muendane

    Founder & CEO of Locations Africa

    With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, having lead the Marketing and Communications team of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, the national agency tasked with creating an enabling environment for film, Azania has represented the interests of filmmakers both South African and African, as well as their film product globally. She currently runs a Content and Production company alongside Locations Africa, builds marketing and digital strategies for content promotion and is the co-founder of www.bozapix.com the stock footage and imagery website for African imagery.

    Azania facilitates local and international filmmakers to shoot across the continent. Her driving aim is to position Africa as a key destination for Content production and distribution of African content.

    Locations Africa is dream come true as a promotion and information platform to promote Africa’s ability and response to you shooting and producing in Africa.

    URL https://www.locationsafrica.com/2021/08/10/azania-muendane/

    Founder & CEO of Locations Africa

  • Carol Kioko

    Carol Kioko

    Producer - Kenya

    Producer - Kenya

  • Georgette Turner

    Georgette Turner

    Chairperson – Location Manager Guild International

    She began her career in locations as parking guard and worked her way up through every grade of the location department. Ms. Turner is now entering her fourteenth year as a Location Manager. Her credits include Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pirates of the Caribbean, Night at the Museum, Edge of Tomorrow and Wonder Woman. Along with Ken Haber, Turner serves as the UK Regional Co-Chair of the LMGI membership committee.

    Chairperson – Location Manager Guild International

  • Helen Kuun

    Helen Kuun

    Distribution specialist - South Africa

    Distribution specialist - South Africa

  • Kevin Jennings

    Kevin Jennings

    President Ass. Film Commissions International

    Kevin “KJ” Jennings, the former head of one of New Zealand’s regional film commissions and AFCI Board Chair from 2016-2019 has returned to the organization as AFCI President.

    He takes the helm after serving for 13 years as executive manager of Film Otago Southland in New Zealand, where he helped raise the country’s profile as an international filming destination and make entertainment production a major contributor to the nation’s economy. Notable projects that filmed in Jenning’s region in recent years include big-budget studio features like Mulan, Mission: Impossible – Fallout and The Hobbit.

    Under Jennings’ leadership, Film Otago Southland earned the 2019 “Outstanding Film Commission” award from the Location Managers Guild International.

    URL https://www.locationsafrica.com/2021/08/10/kevin-jennings/

    President Ass. Film Commissions International

  • Lisa Ray

    Lisa Ray

    Sales & Marketing professional – Locations Media specialist

    A Sales & Marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in advertising sales within the film, tv & commercials industry. Currently she is working as new business and sales manager at the London based publishing house Boutique Editions. Integral in planning and implementing promotion strategies on publications – Location International Magazine and Lions Daily News, official publishing partner at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Formerly also consulted for the Cannes Lions Festival where she was responsible for client care.

    She has also consulted for the well-respected publication International Film Guide, responsible for new business partnerships, sponsorships with film commissions and film festivals worldwide. She has been a member of the jury and critic at film festivals in India.

    Lisa has co-founded Hero Productions Belgrade – a full production service company specialising in delivering a high-quality service in all aspects of productions. Working with feature films, TV series, commercials, music video, documentaries and photo shoots.

    Lisa also owns and runs Lisa Ray Represents whereby she is responsible for promoting clients from various industries and currently has 2 projects in the pipeline – a feature film and a docu-series (more to follow).

    URL https://www.locationsafrica.com/2021/08/09/lisa-ray/

    Sales & Marketing professional – Locations Media specialist

  • Martin Cuff

    Martin Cuff

    Creative Industry Specialist

    Martin Cuff is a creative industries specialist with twenty five years experience developing and promoting creativity across all five continents.

    With projects from Peru to Georgia to Indonesia – as well as all across Africa – Martin works to support countries, cities and regions to build cutting-edge programmes that create jobs, boost tourism and unlock opportunities for citizens.

    Martin is the former Executive Director of the Association of Film Commissioners International and the Colorado Film Commission, and the former Chief Operations Officer of the Cape Film Commission, the Cape Town Film Office and the Southern African International Film and Television Market.

    He is currently Advisor on Creative Industries and Tourism to Prime Minister Brnabic of Serbia, Strategic Advisor to Serbia Creates, the national brand platform, and Content Director for Serbia at the Dubai 2020 World Expo.

    URL https://www.locationsafrica.com/2021/08/09/martin-cuff/

    Creative Industry Specialist

  • Mayenzeke Baza

    Mayenzeke Baza




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    Mayenzeke Baza is
    the Head Of Distribution & Financing at AAA Entertainment a film and
    television sales, distribution and financing company based out of Johannesburg.
    Through AAA Entertainment his work pushes innovation in both production, sales
    and distribution across South Africa, the continent, and the world, from TV and
    cinema to new mobile content.


  • Monareng Makwetla

    Monareng Makwetla

    MD: Triple Story Content

    Monareng Makwetla’s experience crosses all forms of film, having worked both locally and abroad, on Television Drama Series, Documentaries, Feature Films and Commercials.

    As a person who is passionate about communication, in its different forms, Monareng has also worked in the real time event management industry and has been involved in the conceptualisation of concept to consumer events for Government and Private organisations.

    Of most value, besides his calm demeanour, is his ability to manage productions anywhere in the world. His travels and experience have nurtured his versatility and given him special insights on producing work in challenging conditions. Monareng has a firm belief in Africa, mentoring the next generation of film-making talent and equipping them to tell Africa’s story in a responsible and meaningful manner.

    Monareng served as an executive committee member of the Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (CPASA). He is the Founder and Managing Director of Triple Story Content and currently serves as a trustee on the board of The National Academy of Africa’s Performing Arts.

    MD: Triple Story Content

  • Moroba Nakwe

    Moroba Nakwe

    Film bond specialist - South Africa

    Film bond specialist - South Africa

  • Patrick Walton

    Patrick Walton

    Chair: GRFC - Locations Scout 1Big Door / Shootway

    Patrick is a standing member for the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (Emmy’s) and has judged for them on a number of occasions. With regular attendance of numerous Film, Commercial and TV Festivals, Patrick ensures he remains current with industry trends and role players.

    Patrick’s connection and commitment to the film, commercial and television production industry is a real benefit for ShootAway Production clients. He is the chairman and originator of the Official South African Casting Association (OSCASA), He works to improve and sustain the industry whilst still performing occasionally in front of camera. With corporate experience in logistics, marketing at executive level, budgeting and scheduling are strong skills.

    His hands-on involvement and understanding of policy and the business side of the industry mean that our clients are assured of a strong foundation and associated support with respect to the facilitation of their productions. Your flight is in good hands with our Pilot – who also throws himself around a race track occasionally.

    Chair: GRFC - Locations Scout 1Big Door / Shootway

  • Rosie Motene

    Rosie Motene

    Producer - Johannesburg

    Producer - Johannesburg

  • Sara Gouveia

    Sara Gouveia

    Producer - Western Cape

    Producer - Western Cape

  • Thandeka Zwana

    Thandeka Zwana

    Film Industry Specialist

    Thandeka Zwana joined the film Industry in 2004, working in production at DV8 Films on films such as Max and Mona, The Flyer and Bunny Chow. She then worked as a line producer for a number of film and television projects, most notably the Pan African series Imagine Africa and the award winning documentary feature Robert Sobukwe: A Great Soul.

    After doing a course in script editing, Thandeka joined the National Film and Video Foundation, developing and promoting South African films, both locally and internationally, including box office favourites Hard To Get, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Keeping Up With The Kandasamys and Five Fingers for Marseilles.

    She has also worked in film completion bonding with Film Finances Incorporated, and in 2018, joined Indigenous Film Distribution to complete her journey through the film value chain, giving her first-hand experience in development, financing, production and distribution.

    Film Industry Specialist


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