Welcome to the new FRAPA Website

FRAPA enters 2011 — and its second decade at the epicentre of the global trade in formats — with a revamped website and a suite of new services, including what is thought to be the world’s first format-rights price calculator. The price calculator forms part of FRAPA’s 10th anniversary make-over, which will see the association…

How to resolve your format dispute?

FRAPA & WIPO @ mipformats in Cannes The risks of TV format disputes: The time frame and costs involved in TV format productions mean that disputes with production partners, participants and right holders can have highly disruptive effects on schedules, budgets and business relationships. To avoid expensive court litigation FRAPA and WIPO offer since April…

New member profile: M-Net

SOUTH Africa’s format industry may still be in its infancy, but there is nothing under-developed about the country’s creative instincts, if the latest dating show from new FRAPA member M-Net is any indication. Called Rivals In Romance, the format has all the ingredients of a traditional ‘date-off’, in that two men — a nice guy…

EMC helps to unlock potential of Africa

A CHANCE to share, reflect, learn and encourage. These are the words used by entertainment lawyer Christoph Fey to describe the Entertainment Master Class’ (EMC) recent module in Cape Town, which took the travelling executive education programme to the African continent for the first time. It was also a first in terms of the EMC’s…