WGSA SHINES AT DISCOP

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WGSA SHINES AT DISCOP AFRICA   The WGSA made itspresence felt at this year’s DISCOP Africa. The event was held at the savvySandton Convention Center and attended by over 1200 delegates from all over theworld.   The WGSA had a standthat was manned by WGSA council members and members. The WGSA councilrepresentatives included Yolanda Mogatusi, Godi Khunou, Polani Fourie, BenediktSebastian and Mamokuena Makhema. They all did a sterling job of promoting theWGSA and raising awareness about the work it does. Most importantly, they gotto interact with members and aspiring members face to face.   The WGSA also hosteda panel discussion that was facilitated by WGSA Chairperson, Sihle Hlophe. Thediscussion was titled, “Funding 101 For African Writers”. Panelists includeddirector/writer Zamo Mkhwanazi, script development consultant Nompi Vilakaziand the CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission, Andile Mbeki. The discussion wasgeared towards equipping African writers to source funding for theirscreenplays and productions both locally and internationally.     Launched in 2008,DISCOP AFRICA is the most important feature films, TV programs, adaptationrights and packaged TV channels market and coproduction forum dedicated toAfrica’s fast growing multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace. The marketand coproduction program is held twice a year, in Abidjan in the late springand in Johannesburg in the early winter.  

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