OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Founder and Organizer
Kbey Business Services
Founder and General Director of Kbey Business Services, Karine Barclais has been working for many years in the global event industry. Namely, she has been the Promotion Director for France and french speaking countries for prestigious events.
Karine holds a post-graduate degree in International Business (Toulouse University, France), a Diploma in Economics and English Studies (Portsmouth Polytechnic, England). Karine also studied entrepreneurship at HEC. What drives this polyglot (she speaks 5 languages) is to open new opportunities for companies, governments and institutions who would feel shy to go on their own on the global markets.
Pavillon Afriques at Cannes Film Festival is the latest initiative launched by Kbey Business Services to give more visibility to african talents on the global scene and allow the continent to take a better share of the multi-billon dollars film industry.
Jon is an investor and the founder of Southbox Entertainment, a film fund.
Jon spent the past fifteen years in the tech industry building companies to acquisition. Previously, with Warner Music he lead the build of a platform that provided artists like Camila Cabello, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Shakira, Rihanna, Jay-Z access to new economies based on the sale of data (instead of streaming royalties).
Inspired by that success, his new company Dataca.sh offers an entirely new way for studios, film creators, and stars to receive compensation for their work through the monetization of the audience data they attract.
Prior to his work in tech and film, Jon lived in East Africa where he worked on crisis response, humanitarian relief and counter-terrorism. This period of his life will be explored in a forthcoming memoir published by HarperCollins. He is an alumni of Savannah College of Art and Design.
Managing Director at FilmOne Entertainment
and Director of Filmhouse Cinemas
Moses Babatope has over 17 years’ experience in Cinema Operations Management, Production and Film Distribution gained from several territories across the world including the UK, US and Africa. Moses started his career at Odeon-UCI in the UK. He is currently the Managing Director of FilmOne Entertainment and Director of Filmhouse Cinemas.
FilmOne is the largest studio-styled distributor in the region and responsible for the successful Hollywood hits such as Logan, Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ocean’s 8, The Nun and Aquaman. As the largest producer and distributor of Nollywood films, he released Chief Daddy, King of Boys, Merry Men and Nigeria’s highest grossing film ever The Wedding Party, and its sequel The Wedding Party 2.
Moses manages a 21-person team who together oversee the theatrical distribution interests of Hollywood Studios Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Nollywood and films from Times Media (Lionsgate and STX) in English Speaking West Africa. Moses also oversaw the aggregation arrangement that delivered the highest batch of Nollywood films to the world’s largest internet TV platform Netflix.
Moses has also released many Nollywood films in the UK market including The Wedding Party 2 which became the highest grossing Nollywood film in UK cinemas making its entry on the UK top 10 box office chart in just 10 cinemas in 2017.
Moses has an MSc degree in International Finance from Middlesex University Business School London. He, along with Kene Okwuosa, was the recipient of the 2018 Harvard Leadership Award for Entrepreneurship.
He was also honoured at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas with the Emerging Market Award.
Tsitsi studied at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin. With credits on many Zimbabwe feature film classics such as NERIA (story writer, 1993) and EVERYONE’S CHILD (writer, director, 1996), her works comprise feature films, documentaries and short films, including the award-winning musical KARE KARE ZVAKO (MOTHER’S DAY 2005) which was a finalist at Sundance Film Festival.
She has served in the Grand Jury of some of Africa's most renowned film festivals. She lives and works in Harare building capacity locally and amongst African women filmmakers and working on a slate of six films that are in various stages of development.
Novelist, Playwright, and Filmmaker.
African Women Filmmakers' Hub
Chike Nwoffiah is an award winning film producer and director and a member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is the recipient of many accolades, including a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the US House of Congress and the Arts Leadership Award by the Arts Council Silicon Valley. Chike also teaches African History at Menlo College in Atherton, California.
Chike C. Nwoffiah
Founding director of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF),
Executive Producer and Founder of Ten Ten Global Media Group
Lisa Osinloye has been an executive producer and entertainment industry veteran for more than 25 years. She began her career in the music business as an artist, writer, manager and producer who secured her first record deal with Atlantic Records as just a teen. She worked with the Grammy Award-Winning group, Cameo at the tender age of 15 and was a songwriter in Multi-Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Producer, Narada Michael Walden’s camp, who has produced hit records for iconic artists such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey.
Lisa produced the TV Show Famous People for a major cable network and secured superstars such as Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Alicia Keys and several others. Lisa is also the co-founder of Fortune Girls, a multi-media brand that has reached over 7 million girls worldwide. The animated TV Series The Funky Fantastics, based on the Fortune Girls franchise goes into production in 2020. Lisa recently produced the feature film The Last Full Measure, starring 9 academy award winners and nominees, including Samuel Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris and Sebastian Stan to name a few. Roadside Attractions/ Lionsgate is distributing the film which debuted in theatres in January 2020.
Lisa is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s next feature film that will be distributed by Paramount Pictures In addition, Lisa executive produced the feature film Her Only Choice on Netflix. Upcoming feature film projects star Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan, Academy Award nominee James Caan, and Academy Award-Winner Nicholas Cage just to name a few. Lisa is the creator and executive producer of the TV Series The Dunk! which has been greenlit by a major distributor. Lisa is the co-founder of Ten Ten Global Media, who along with her business partner Simone White, is producing several upcoming feature film and television projects starring A list talent.
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)
Renee Robinson has been the film commissioner of Jamaica for the past five years, inspired by former commissioner Del Crooks whom she met when she was 19. She has worked in media in various roles for the past 20 years and started out in front of the camera as talent. After that, she went into producing and produced film and TV productions overseas.
Renee also worked at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) as the head of their programming where she looked at all the different creative industries across the island and the path to development and economic growth through the creative industries.
While she was in grad school in Toronto, Renee worked with the Women in Film and Television (WIFT) as head of programming. This allowed her to delve deeply into the industry side of the screen-based economy and developed strong relationships with persons who are working in the business of the industry in LA, New York, London and through the WIFT network internationally in the Far East.
After that, Renee was head-hunted for the role of lead industry programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. In this role, she spent half of the year in Europe (based in Rome) handling international industry clients and the other half in Toronto running the programming for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on the industry side.
It took her many years of working in the industry, understanding the business of it, the economy, policy and legislation behind it in jurisdictions that are mature and robust. This helped Renee to come full circle to lead the Film Commission for Jamaica.
Founder & CEO of Eos World Fund
Gwen Wynne is the Founder of The EOS World Fund whose mission is to finance and support established and emerging filmmakers. Known for the acclaimed films, “Tyrus” and “Wild About Harry”; Gwen is a Director, Producer, Screenwriter working in dramatic features, documentaries, and theatre. Wynne a Directing member of the Director’s Guild of America (DGA). She serves on the DGA’s Women’s Committee.