Call for funds and partners - film production and VoD projects, related to Africa

Martin Baker, the Company Director of Vision Media London Ltd and a film Producer focused on Africa went to Nigeria to make a concert film.

M. Baker is also working on a VOD project he has started for West Africa.

He is now looking for venture capital for a Marvin Gaye music tribute film and for Afro-Beat-TV. M. Baker is interested in setting up a joint venture for Afro-Beat-TV as a Mobile TV Platform with a device manufacturer, or telecommunication delivery company to add VOD as a drive value.

You can check Marvin Gaye summary info, video trailer at this project now seeking finance by clicking here:

Same request for West African Afro-Beat-TV VOD project here: 

Martin Baker
Vision Media London Ltd
Martin Baker
Company Director & Producer
51 Archway Street
SW13 0AS

CFP East African Communication Association Conference, 29 - 32 August


29TH-30ST August, 2014


The East African Communication Association (EACA) was established in 2011. EACA brings together scholars, researchers and others involved in communication studies to share research on the media in the region. EACA membership has been drawn from universities in East Africa but the association is open to collaboration with journalism/media scholars and practitioners from all over the world.
In pursuit of its goals EACA has held three annual conferences since 2011, the first in Nairobi (2011), the second in Mwanza (2012) and the third in Nairobi(2013).
EACA 2014 will be hosted by the Uganda Christian University (www.ucu.ac.ug/ucunew/) and will take place between  29th  and 30th   August, 2014 at the University, 26 kilometres East of Kampala, Uganda. The objectives of this years EACA conference

i)Building partnerships and harnessing regional synergies for capacity-building for changing media environments in Africa and
ii)Providing a forum for a free exchange of ideas on the subject of capacity-building for the media/communication and media/communication training institutions.

The media in Africa, as in the rest of the world, have undergone momentous changes in the last two decades. A combination of technological, political, legal and economic factors have spawned media environments that are largely liberalized, commercialized and globalized. In the East Africa region, Kenya Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are consolidating a regional block with broad political and economic ramifications and other regions of Africa are further ahead in this effort. Traditional barriers between broadcasting and telecommunications have broken down and content has taken centre-stage. Transmission platforms are increasingly mobile, portable and interchange-able. Audiences have become more sophisticated, participatory and demanding. The traditional roles of the
professional journalist are being challenged, as are traditional notions of audience.  Traditional arguments for regulation have also come under question. All this has implications for media education and training. How are Journalism/Media/Communication educators/trainers and institutions equipping themselves to work in the emerging media environments? What capacities  and synergies will it take for educators/trainers and the institutions they work with to cope with these changes? 
Target group
EACA 2014 will bring together media/journalism/communication scholars, policy-makers and regulators from the Africa region, and other media/journalism/communication professionals with an interest in media/journalism/communication education and training in Africa with the aim of building networks and harnessing synergies towards building capacity for changing media environments in Africa.
The dates of the conference are 29th -30th  August, 2014, with part of 31st August reserved for a visit to the source of the Nile and other sites of interest.
Host: Uganda Christian University
The theme for this years EACA conference is Building capacity for changing media/journalism/communication environments in Africa.
Abstracts are invited in any of the following (or related) thematic areas. It is preferred that the scope of the papers berelated to Africa, but need not be limited to Africa.
History and theoretical trajectories of building capacity for changing media environments in Africa.
Curriculum concerns and innovations in journalism/media/communication education and training.
The role of new media technologies in journalism/media/communication education and training.
Human resource challenges, opportunities and innovations in building capacity for changing media environments in Africa.
Gender considerations in training for new media environments in Africa.
Changing media environments, ethics and integrating faith with learning.
The implications of political, economic, legal and technological developments for journalism/communication practice.
Harnessing the roles of industry, government and other partners in building capacity for changing media environments in Africa.
The impact of globalization on journalism/media/communication education and training: implications for Africa.
Media and Corporate Communication in East Africa

Laws, policies and regulatory developments and concerns for media/communication in the East African region.

Guidelines for abstract submission
Prospective delegates should submit abstracts of between 250 and 300 words to  masscom@ucu.ac.ug  and  copy tocomconference@ucu.ac.ug .
The submissions should include on a separate page:
Title of the paper; name(s) and contact details of the author(s) including phone number, email address, institutional affiliation(s); a short biography/short biographies of the author/s.
The APA style is recommended and empirical research or compelling theoretical argumentation, strong literature review and clear methodology and substantial contribution to knowledge will be prioritized.
Panel Discussions
Prospective delegates are invited to propose topics for panel discussion within the overall theme of the conference. Abstracts for these should include: (i) a title; (ii) motivation of not more than 300 words; (iii) a brief description of each panel paper, and (iv) a full list of participants with their telephone; email contacts and biographies. All other abstract formatting guidelines apply.
Policy-makers and industry participants are especially encouraged to submit panel proposals.
DEADLINES for abstract, panel proposals and full papers:
Submission of abstracts and panel proposals is 15th June, 2014. Full papers will also be considered at this point.

Notification of acceptance:30th June, 2014
Guidelines for submission of full papers
Full papers may be submitted in soft copy following the same format as the abstract. Papers should be between 2000 and 3000 words. Submit to masscom@ucu.ac.ug and copy to comconference@ucu.ac.ug. Please note that while submission of a full paper before the conference is highly recommended, it is NOT a pre-requisite for participation in the conference.
Delegates may enroll immediately to become members of EACA at an annual fee of $15 for students and $35 for others.
Membership benefits include connection to a wide and diverse network of scholars, mentoring and peer review opportunities and special offers on EACA journals.
Registered EACA members- $25
Non-EACA members-$35
Corporate (10 members at the minimum)-$20 for each member

Economy package
The Uganda Christian University will be glad to provide accommodation for all conference delegates at a highly subsidised fee of $10 per night in the Universitys Halls of Residence. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi. Bathroom facilities will be shared.  Beddings will be provided.
Alternative accommodation
You may choose to stay at one of the neighbouring hotels, but you will need to make individual arrangements for this. Below are some links where you can make a booking. You may also consider other hotels in the area by searching online under hotels in the Mukono area. The prices vary and you are advised to obtain quotations from the hotels.
1.    UCU guest-house (limited number of rooms)- (on campus)
2. Colline Hotel, Mukono (collinehotel.com) 2 Kms. from conference venue3.Ridar Hotel, Seeta (2 Kms. from conference venue)
3.Hotel Ankrah Foundation
4. Ridar Hotel-Mukono Central Region (6 Kms. from venue)
Meal plans for all delegates:
   Full Board (breakfast, lunch and supper) will be offered at a subsidised price of $15 per day.
   Half Board (lunch and supper) will be offered for $10 per day.
N.B. Please indicate your meal plan by 10th August, 2013 to allow for adequate planning.
We recommend that you register with Bridget Mugume at bmugume@ucu.ac.ug, +256794770824 to book accommodation and meals at the Uganda Christian University. Rooms are limited, so the earlier you book the better. After 10th August, we may not be able to guarantee you on-campus accommodation.
The conference will cater for transport to the conference and back to the hotel in the Mukono area for non-residents, subject to booking.
For any logistical questions, please contact the Events Manager at +256701712271 or
Mr. Joseph Kiva, +256782028890: jkiva@ucu.ac.ug.
For inquiries on the content of the conference, partnership proposals, sponsorship etc. please contact the conference convenor at +256772770815/+256794770815 or mchibita@ucu.ac.ug
Please look out for programme and speaker details. these will be sent to this listserv and also posted here

We look forward to receiving your abstract.


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