New Member Profile: MADE IN AFRICA TV

IT ISN’T easy doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa, with its 52 countries, mishmash of cultures and population of nearly one billion, the majority of whom do not even have electricity, yet alone television sets. “You have to be ‘Africa-proof’ to succeed,” admits Frank Bierens, executive producer of Tanzania-based Made In Africa TV, which develops and…

Mock Mediation puts FRAPA centre stage at MipTV 2011

FRAPA’s centrepiece event at mipformats in early April is based on the tried-and-tested principle that seeing is believing. The Cannes workshop — How To Resolve Your Format Dispute — takes the form of a ‘mock’ mediation, drawing aside the veil of secrecy that cloaks format-dispute resolutions by acting out an arbitration process based on a…

New member profile: Red Banana

ANYBODY who still doubts that FRAPA has a vital role to play in creating a safer environment for intellectual property might consider the case of Red Banana. In the last five years, the Berlin-based creative shop has had no less than three of its format concepts “appropriated”, in the words of co-founder Patrick Drews, who…