The Location Managers Guild International presents:
IN FOCUS: Africa – A Conversation
with Filmmaking Communities in Equatorial Africa
Saturday, January 30th
10 AM PST, 1 PM EST, 6 PM GMT, 7 PM WAT, 8 PM CAT, 9 PM EAT
This Saturday, January 30th, the LMGI aims to raise awareness of production and filmmaking in Africa. The special event will explore several filming markets on the African continent, including Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Benin, Togo, and Senegal. The panel of talented producers, casting directors, location managers, and fixer/field producers will join in the discussion and share their unique production experiences in their respective countries.
“At the moment, we live in a world where distance and separation are the norms. A world where new forms of communication have bridged pre-existing gaps between global communities. This panel discussion continues the tradition of unity through conversation and fostering new partnerships around the world,” states Miguel Tapia /LMGI, Chair of the LMGI Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
The panel will be moderated by Miguel Tapia /LMGI, a CA-based Location Manager and Oliver Kester, a UK-based producer and 1st AD. Panelists will include:
Jeanne Paule Gouvivide (Director, Benin), Alhagie Manka (Producer, Gambia), Aderemi Ogunpitan (Producer, Lagos, Nigeria), Mawuko Kuadzi (Casting Director, Ghana), Yaw Amponsah Apenteng (Location Manager, Ghana), Bose Oshin (Producer, Nigeria), Ayubu Kasasa (Location Manager, Rwanda), Meissa Seck (Fixer/Producer, Senegal), Samuel Akpene Wilsi (Filmmaker, Togo), Derrick Kibisi (Filmmaker, Uganda), and Timothy Odhiambo Owase (CEO, Kenya Film Commission).