Writing and producing in Africa 2

Writing and producing in Africa 2
Writing and producing in Africa 2


Identify and support French-speaking African talent in the fields of scriptwriting, production, acting and directing of televised series and documentaries through calls for applications and training cycles.
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Between 2015 and 2017, Writing and producing in Africa supported six series projects in partnership with Canal+ Africa and Lagardère Studios.
Twenty initiatives (scriptwriting, production management, directing, directing assistance and acting coaching) provided training for 50 people, 35 of which were selected to integrate the production teams.
Two of the series supported are currently being broadcast on Canal+ Africa and TV5 Africa and two others are in filming or post production for broadcasting on Canal+ Africa in the next few months.

Launched in May 2018, the second part of Writing and producing in Africa is now aimed at identifying and supporting young talent in French-speaking Africa in writing and directing several episodes of drama series or documentaries, in partnership with the groups Lagardère Studios (Keewu Productions), Canal+ Africa and Tetra Média Studio (On est ensemble productions).

These training programmes have created a pool of writers, directors and production managers who can be entrusted with writing episodes for series that are in development as well as with directing and production management. Writing and producing in Africa is now perceived in Africa as a discoverer of new talent and a guarantee of professional quality.


Project beneficiaries

  • Directors
  • Writers / scriptwriters
  • Production managers
  • French-speaking actors
Project manager
Frédéric Gisbert

Files to download


TV series on youth (26 x 26 min.)

Selection of candidates
Launch of a call for applications in sub-Saharan Africa and selection of five beneficiary writers/scriptwriters.

Writing training
The five scriptwriters participate in several one-week workshops: construction of narrative arches and synopses, sequencing, dialogue continuity and refinement of the episodes of the series.

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Documentary series “L’Afrique au féminin” (6 x 13 min.)

Documentary writing workshop
For writing and directing seven 13-minute magazine reports on the subject of women's place in African society.

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Writing workshops for TV series projects of 52 minutes

One-week training workshops on scriptwriting.

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