South Africa / Hollywood Exchange (Los Angeles)

South Africa / Hollywood Exchange, in association with Metal Moon will take place on 7 – 11 November 2011, Los Angeles, USA.

Fall 2011 brings together the Biennale South Africa/MediaXchange program tailor-made to promote South Africa to the entertainment industry in Hollywood. Join us in Los Angeles from 7th – 11th November 2011, alongside the A.F.M.

The objective is to procure production business for South Africa, its Provinces and Cities, to meet potential co-producing partners and funding, and to update the understanding of foreign markets and the knowledge of global trends.  The schedule will allow you to meet decision makers in their local business environment and experience the core of the industry at work.

This highly focused Marketing Program specifically targets U.S. companies that are most likely to have interest in South Africa. The meetings are held with Senior Executives in Production, Finance and Acquisition at the Studios, Networks, Cable Broadcasters, and Indie Production Companies. Our Program provides direct interface in the boardrooms of the U.S Host companies where you learn, first-hand, their immediate requirements. Conversely, the SA delegates provide factual information about production expertise, local producer partners, financial instruments, production incentives, and co-production opportunities.

Previous Exchange hosts have included: Vice President Production & Development, Myriad Pictures; Executive Vice President: Motion Picture Production, MGM/ United Artists; Vice President: Production Series, Current Programming, Comedy Development, ABC Studios; Vice President: Movies, Mini-Series and The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC Entertainment; Senior Vice President: Current Series/Head of Daytime TV, NBC Studios; President: Production, Legendary Pictures; Vice President Production, and COO, Silver Pictures; CEO, COO, Executive Vice President Production & Acquisition, Overture Films; Senior Vice President: Physical Production, 2929 Entertainment; Senior Partners, Raskin, Peter, Rubin & Simon (Entertainment Lawyers); and President of Television, Scott Free Productions.

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Opportunity for SA filmmakers to work with Kevin Spacey:

Talented film writers and directors from South Africa have the chance to enter the Jameson First Shot, a new short film competition which comes with an incredible prize where one winner from each country will have his or her script made into a short film by Trigger Street Productions, starring Kevin Spacey.
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