Nairobi, Kenya -- Meredith Beal has been selected to run the music and film components at this year’s Broadcast Film Music Africa (BFMA). BFMA is a gathering of more than 2,500 thought leaders of Africa's creative communities including professionals from TV, radio, film, music, mobile tech, advertising, animation, gaming, digital media and other disciplines and is one of the largest conferences of its type in Africa. The event will take place May 27-28, 2014 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.
“The Broadcast Film and Music Africa Conference is not only a valuable platform for local film makers, producers, scriptwriters and stakeholders in the industry to interact and showcase their collective talent, as well as network together to bring even better local programming into the international arena. It is also a very necessary and integral part of keeping up to date with international broadcast film trends. We as the Kenya Film Commission are proud to be part of this conference this year,” says Caroline Kittur, Acting CEO.
“We are really fortunate to have someone with Meredith’s extensive experience in the broadcast and entertainment industries,” says Sean Moroney, CEO of AITEC, the company organizing the event. “The music component he introduced at last year’s event brought the participation of U.S. and European music industry executives as well as African recording stars, and producers.”
The music component brings together recording executives, artist managers, artists, producers, copyright regulators, digital music distributors and publicists and others as well as a series of performance showcases.
Last year music industry legend Ernie Singleton, former President of MCA Records with more than 135 gold and platinum records to his credit, Skyped in to participate on the panel on music distribution while other U.S. industry experts Skyped in to other sessions. There also will be a series of performance showcases and a concert the open evening.