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Art of Coproduction

Art of Coproduction

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This book, sponsored by the SABC, and distributed freely, describes the principles of co-production in South Africa, with special reference to television programming
This book, sponsored by the SABC, and distributed freely, describes the principles of co-production in South Africa, with special reference to television programming

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SABC Content Hub
co-production
The Art of 
Co-production
Published by the SABC Ltd as a service to the growing independent production sector
Guide for CommissioningEditors and IndependentProducers
Two heads, two wallets and two networks are better than one
A Handbook for Commissioning Editors and Independent Producers
 
© 2006 South African Broadcasting Corporation LtdPrivate Bag Xl, Auckland Park 2006, South Africawww.sabc.co.zaAll rights reserved. No part of the publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or byelectrical or mechanical means, including any information storage and retrieval system, withoutprior permission in writing from the publishers.Recommended citation: Howard T (2006)
The Art of Co-Production 
. Johannesburg: SABC Ltd.Edited by Helene Perold & Associates, Johannesburg, South AfricaDesign and typesetting by Manik Design, Johannesburg, South AfricaHoward Thomas has worked in the entertainment industry in South Africa for nearly 40 years. Heis an award-winning TV producer, and has worked in radio, theatre, film, magazine and interactivemedia. He has been writing about the industry for over ten years and training in the industryfor over 20 years. He is a SAQA-qualified training designer, assessor and quality assurancemanager.
Acknowledgements
There is very little literature on co-production, and almost none that relates to practices in Africa.This book would not have been possible without the help of the following people:Izzy Codron of the South African Film Finance Corporation, especially with isolating the basicsfrom the vast complexities involved.Advocate Anton Alberts for the legal context.Terrence Khumalo and Jackie Motsepe of the NFVF who gave of their valuable time to checkthe framework.The following people have also assisted over the years of development: Paul Raleigh of Moviworld,Stan Roup from Entertainment Guarantors, Marla de Mardt of Do Productions, and Conrad Burkeof the Southern African Broadcasters Association (SABA).I also owe much to the excellent practices of producers all over the country. If I thank anyone inparticular, I will offend ten times as many. So to all of you, thank you.
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Leslau (1985)
 “A single braceletdoes not jingle”  “A single braceletdoes not jingle” 
- Proverb from the DRC
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The Art ofCo-production
Commissioned by theSABC Content Huband written byHoward Thomas

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