Please join us for the in-person session from 12:00-13:00 on Friday 22nd July at the Elangeni Hotel for:
The Bills: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Local and international experts unpack the highly controversial draft Copyright and Performers’ Protection Bills to assess their economic impact on the film and TV production industry. Will these Bills make or break the sector? How will they affect producers and the sustainability of production companies? This is stuff you need to know before these Bills are passed into law.
Advisor to Federation of International Producer Associations (FIAPF) & International Film & TV Alliance (IFTA)
Bertrand Moullier has consulted to the filmed entertainment sector since 2005, when he started NARVAL Media Ltd. Prior to this, he was an executive at the UK film and TV producers’ organization, PACT. For the past 20 years he has advised FIAPF on global trade and business issues in production financing, distribution models, laws and regulations, and for 12 years has been advisor to IFTA, a global trade association comprising over 200 independent sales, production and distribution companies.
His clients have included the British Screen Advisory Council, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors Composers [CISAC], the French Ministry of Culture, Channel 4, the British Film Institute, the World Intellectual Property Organisation [WIPO] and the European Parliament. Bertrand is the author of Rights, Camera, Action, a publication for WIPO on IP rights in film production and distribution contracts, and The CISAC Story, a biography of the worldwide authors’ rights’organisation. He holds a Master’s Degree in History from La Sorbonne, Paris.
Head of Legal Services: SAMRO and Chair: Copyright Coalition of South Africa
Chola Makgamathe attended Wits University in Johannesburg where she graduated with Bcom, LLB and LLM degrees. She subsequently worked as a consultant and worked on and managed projects involving multi-lateral organisations, provincial and local government. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and practised law at one of the leading law firms in South Africa. She was the CEO of Downtown Music Hub, a Non-Profit Company established by the Department of Arts and Culture to deal with some of the challenges in the South African Music Sector. She is currently the General Manager for Legal Services at the Southern African Music Rights Organisation. Chola is also currently serving as the Chairperson for the Copyright Coalition of South Africa, an organisation that is currently advocating for copyright legislation that is fit for purpose for a South African context. The Coalition is also the South African champion for the Partners against Piracy initiative, a multi-territorial initiative that is championing the campaign against piracy of creative content.
Partner at Adams & Adams and Member of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers
Stephen Hollis is partner at Adams & Adams law firm, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) law. As a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), he has made presentations to Parliament on the legal risks posed by the Bills for SA’s creative industries.
Nobantu Phumla Mfeka
Entertainment Lawyer at Mfeka Attorneys and MD of Global Entertainment Law (Pty) Ltd
Nobantu Phumla Mfeka is an Entertainment Lawyer who has been engaged in the creative industries for approximately 15 years having begun her journey as a contributing script writer in South Africa as well as in the USA. She is a versatile Entertainment Lawyer with expertise in the various aspects of this law including theatre, music, film, and television. She consults with local and international clients in various industries but focuses in the protection and management of IP rights in the entertainment industries.
She is co-founder and managing director of a legal consultancy Global Entertainment Law (Pty) Ltd and director at Mfeka Attorneys. Ms Mfeka is also involved in industry policy engagements providing legal counsel including assisting clients to formulate policy positions on the Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB), drafting submissions on behalf of clients on proposed legislative reforms, making representations on copyright reforms and partaking in discussions with the creative and cultural industries as well key stakeholders in government.
The Panel Moderator is:
Head: Communications and Media at Videovision Entertainment
Nilesh has been actively involved in the film, television and media industries for over 3 decades. He is currently Head of Communications and Media at Videovision Entertainment, director of Smile 90.4FM and sits on various boards as a representative of Videovision Entertainment.