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…

Online Price Calculator is a FRAPA World first

FRAPA entered 2011 — and its second decade at the epicentre of the global trade in formats — with a package of new services, including what is thought to be the world’s first format-rights price calculator. Available free to FRAPA members, the online calculator has taken six months to perfect and is based on input…

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…

Join FRAPA at mipformats: How to resolve your format dispute

The session, organised in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the closed world of format-dispute resolution by acting out a mediation process. The workshop aims to highlight the value of mediation as a cost-effective and damage-limiting alternative to court litigation, which can disrupt schedules,…