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Newsletter #33 - Season’s Greetings from Pavillon Afriques

Season’s Greetings from Pavillon Afriques

The holiday season is upon us and no matter where in the world you are, we know you are feeling the holiday spirit!  This is our last publication of the year but we look forward to reconnecting with you in the New Year with more exciting news happening with us and in our community leading up to Pavillon Afriques at Cannes Film Festival 2020.

Meilleurs vœux de Pavillon Afriques

La période des vacances est là  et peu importe où vous êtes dans le monde, nous savons que vous ressentez l’esprit des vacances ! C’est notre dernière publication de l’année mais nous vous retrouvons bientôt avec des nouvelles excitantes qui vont nous mener jusqu’à l’édition 2020 de Pavillon Afriques au Festival de Cannes.

What's New?

We would first like to welcome a  new participating country, the Central African Republic. It will be their first time in Pavillon Afriques and the delegation will be headed by the Minister of Communication and Media.

Quoi de neuf?

Nous souhaitons tout d'abord la bienvenue à un tout nouveau pays participant, la République Centrafricaine. Ce sera leur 1ère fois au Pavillon Afriques et la délégation sera menée par le Ministre de la Communication et des Médias.

Ange Maxime KAZAGUI,

Minister of Communication and Media and Spokesperson for the Government of the Central African Republic:

Ange Maxime KAZAGUI  has been Minister of Communication and Media and Spokesperson for the Government of the Central African Republic since September 2017. He is a former candidate for the presidential election.

From 2014 to 2016, he was the National Advisor to the Transitional Parliament (CNT) as President of the Production, Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development Commission. From 2004 to 2017,  he was a bilateral and multilateral negotiator as part of his duties as Honorary Consul of South Africa in the Central African Republic.

He was also a founding member and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Forum of African Ambassadors in the Central African Republic.

Since January 2006, Ange Maxime KAZAGUI is Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Kimberley Process and since September 2001, he is also the Representative in the Central African Republic and Director for Africa of Independent Diamond Valuators.

From February 1999 to October 2001, Ange Maxime KAZAGUI was Marketing Consultant, Commercial Director at Telecel Centrafrique. For a few years, he was Founder-Director of Promosud International. During the same period, he was Deputy Representative in Bangui of the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS); Chargé de Mission then Secretary-General to the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Handicrafts of the Central African Republic (CCIMA).

Ange Maxime KAZAGUI has held various positions throughout his life: temporary Professor, Commercial and Campaign Manager of a Direct Marketing Consulting Agency, Introducer and First President in CAR of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), a founding member in 1996 of the Junior Economic Chamber of the Central African Republic, elected Secretary-General of the Association of Central African Study and Consulting Professionals.


Ange Maxime KAZAGUI est Ministre de la Communication et des Média et Porte-parole du Gouvernement de la République Centrafricaine depuis septembre 2017. Il est un ancien candidat à l'élection présidentielle.

De 2014 à 2016, il a été  Conseiller National au Parlement de Transition  (CNT) comme Président de la Commission Production, Ressources Naturelles, Environnement et Développement Durable. De 2004 à 2017, il a été négociateur bilatéral et multilatéral dans le cadre de ses fonctions de Consul Honoraire de l’Afrique du Sud en République Centrafricaine.

Il fut aussi Membre fondateur et Secrétaire Permanent Adjoint du Forum des Ambassadeurs Africains en RCA.

Depuis Janvier 2006, Ange Maxime KAZAGUI est Secrétaire Permanent Adjoint du Processus de Kimberley et depuis septembre 2001, il est aussi le Représentant en Centrafrique et Directeur pour l’Afrique de Independent Diamond Valuators.

De février 1999 à octobre 2001, Ange Maxime KAZAGUI a été Consultant en marketing, Directeur Commercial chez Telecel Centrafrique. Pendant quelques années, il a été Fondateur-Directeur de Promosud International. A la même période, il a été Représentant Adjoint à Bangui de la Société Suisse Générale de Surveillance (SGS) ; Chargé de Mission puis Secrétaire Général à la Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie, des Mines et de l’Artisanat de la République Centrafricaine(CCIMA).

Ange Maxime KAZAGUI a occupé diverses fonctions tout au long de sa vie : Professeur vacataire, Responsable Commercial et de Campagne d’une Agence Conseil en Marketing direct, Introducteur et Premier Président en RCA de la Chambre de Commerce Chrétienne Internationale (ICCC), membre fondateur en 1996 de la Jeune Chambre Economique de Centrafrique, Secrétaire Général élu de l’Association des Professionnels d’Etude et de Conseil Centrafricains.

We are proud to announce a significant add-on to our Advisory Board:

Moses Babatope

Executive Producer, Managing Director of FilmOne Entertainment and a 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 a 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.