Keep your finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving cultural and creative industries. From new trends to strategic thinking and business models, the stage is set for the inaugural FAME Week Africa | The Conference taking place on 4 October at Gallery 44 and Theatre in the Host City of Cape Town. And if this is your world, you’d better be there.
The significance of both industries for Africa’s economic footprint and employment is undeniable. They spur innovation and generate positive social impact (well-being and health, education, inclusion and urban regeneration), but COVID-19 has not been kind to the dynamic stakeholders who make the wheels of these important industries turn.
Even before the pandemic, disruption through technology was having a huge impact. And, during COVID19, the tidal wave of digitisation continues to transform content production, distribution and consumption. Things will never be the way they were, and therein lies the opportunity, which you’ll get to hear all about at this exciting new event.
“Restoring our vibrant cultural life, the heart of society’s wellbeing, lies in the hands of the creative arts. FAME Week Africa | The Conference seeks to create platforms for the creative industries to engage each other and to find solutions collectively to the challenges facing the industry, says Martin Hiller, content + creative director for Travel, Tourism and Creative Industries at RX Africa, organisers of FAME Week Africa (FWA).
- In the hot seat at the conference is Dan Mace. Dan is a young creative and visionary Film Director, Youtuber and the founder of JOE Films in Cape Town. Over his 10-year career behind the camera, he has directed over 100 commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films spanning across four continents. Join us as we learn how Dan went from an award-winning young director to an Internet superstar.
- The important role of women in the creative process The creative and cultural industries are rife with their own well-known challenges, but an added burden for many women is the prevalence of several barriers to entry. The main gaps women in our industry centre around three key factors: funding, mentoring and training. Join our women trailblazers as they tell their stories and share actionable ways to remove obstacles that prevent women from participating in the Cultural economy.
- One of the most anticipated engagements of the conference is the Masterclass on Branding. Presented by music industry legend Benjy Mudie, the class will focus not only on how to create a brand but also to maintain it in an ever-changing media & marketing landscape. Drawing on his 40 years of experience, Mudie will illustrate through two artist case studies from his lengthy career, just how important a brand is in developing a success story, irrespective of product or industry.
- Sisanda Henna, Actor, producer, writer
- DJ Fosta, Musician
- Brian Nitzkin, SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations: Myriad Pictures
- Tshepo Moche, Creator and Writer: Play Nice Pictures
- Dr Lwazi Manzi. Executive Producer: Spier Films
- Sarah Kozlowski, Actor and producer
- Fahiem Stellenboom, Marketing Manager: The Baxter Theatre Centre
- Manuela Dais De Deus, Director: One-eyed Jack
- Ivan Turanjanin, Insights: Active Imagination
- Antos Stella, CEO: Content Connect Africa
- Tumi Mogapi, WIM South Africa: Chapter Chair; Director of Culture Coins Agency
- Monica Rorvik, Head Film and Media Promotion: Wesgro
- Thami Nkadimeng, Message Architect
- Esther Pearl, Founder and Executive Director: Camp Reel Stories
- Samantha de Bruin, Founder of SAManagement Agency and Radio Show host for plugged in with Samantha de Bruin
- Manaileng Maphike, Founder: Yateletata Services
- Lyall Ramsden, CEO: Phly Media
Join MC Mark Sham, CEO: Suits & Sneakers and industry entrepreneurs and leaders who will inform and inspire. This is your opportunity to share, be heard and build a strong cultural and creative community at Africa’s prestigious creative conference.
The conference is free, but seats are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.