Cartoon Network Africa And Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg
Turner Africa (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Boing) have partnered with Animation SA, an organisation that represents the animation industry in South Africa to create the first ever Animation Lounge at the DISCOP Johannesburg media industry convention on 2nd and 4th November 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
As part of the Animation Lounge booth, Turner and Animation SA will be running an Animation Pitching competition, where African producers and storytellers can pitch their show ideas to a panel of local and international industry experts, Turner will also offer producers scheduled pitching sessions, there will be a sharing and Q&A sessions before the competition. Competition winners and runner-ups will also win cash prizes.
Pierre Branco, vice president & general manager of Turner Southern Europe & Africa made these statement regarding the pitching competition and partnership with Animation SA:
“It is a great opportunity for Turner Africa to sponsor the Animation SA booth and pitching competition, says for Turner. This is a great demonstration of how we are strengthening our presence across the continent and building our local production strategy to make content relevant and engaging for African audiences.”
Nick Wilson, chair of the Export Missions Committee of Animation South Africa also added:
“This partnership with Turner is indicative of the bargaining power of the collective and is validation for the efforts of all the volunteers at Animation South Africa over the years. Our mandate is to grow the animation industry in South Africa and there is no better way to do that than in dialogue with one of the biggest players in global animation.”