Martin Cuff CV 2016

MARTIN CUFF
8 Vredehoek Avenue, Oranjezicht, Cape Town 8001, South Africa.
British Citizen, South African Permanent Resident
+27 82 403 3661
martin@martincuff.com

About Me

Languages:
English, Spanish, French, Afrikaans, German, Serbian
Education:
Goldsmith’s College University of London – BA 2.i English Literature & Drama, Gresham’s School – 3 A Levels, 2 A/O levels, 11 O Levels.

WORK EXPERIENCE
MARTIN CUFF CONSULTING (2002-date)
Martin Cuff Consulting works with governments and their agencies on film, media and cultural industry programmes that stimulate local economic and social development. Recent highlights include:
• TBILISI FILM STRATEGY – Film Sector Strategy for Tbilisi, Georgia
• SERBIA FILM COMMISSION – Film Commission establishment, Film Incentive Development
• PROMPERU – Establishment of the Peru Film Commission & recommendations for 3 regional film offices.
• NAMIBIA FILM COMMISSION – Research & Recommendations for Film Incentives, Research commendations for Film Tourism, Local Industry Development, Research into Cluster Development for Film Sector
• SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION – Review of financial support for the South African film industry (International Comparisons – for Urban Econ)
• TANZANIA FILM FEDERATION – Research & Recommendations for Film Policy
• TANZANIA MUSICIANS NETWORK – Review of copyright in East Africa
• GEORGIAN NATIONAL FILM COMMISSION – Film Commission ?establishment, Film Incentive Development
• COMPETE SERBIA – Consultant on Tourism for the USAID ?Serbian Competitiveness Programme, Development of City Breaks Tourism Capacity.

ASSOC. OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL (2011-12)
Executive Director of the global AFCI organization representing the film industry ?capacity of 350 governments in 40 different countries on every continent. Board & staff in 10 countries. Highlights include delivering:
• The Produced By Conference/AFCI Locations, Los Angeles 2011
• AFCI Production Conference & Locations, Los Angeles 2012
• Cineposium Conferences, Paris 2011, South Korea 2012,
• AFCI International Marketing Awards 2011, 2012,
• AFCI University Masterclasses, Los Angeles 2011, 2012
• Hosting Cannes Eco Presentations, Cannes 2012

COLORADO FILM COMMISSION (2005-6)
Executive Director, First foreigner hired to manage a US commission. Highlights include:
• Successful restructuring, re-launch of the world’s oldest Film Commission as a private-public partnership (not-for-profit).
• Launch of comprehensive Colorado Film website.
• Re-election as Director of Board of the Association of Film ?Commissioners International.

CAPE FILM COMMISSION (2002-2005)
Chief Operations Officer / Acting C.E.O. Highlights include:
• Introduced Africa’s first city Film Policy,
• Increased budget 16-fold, increased staff from 1 to 25
• Acting Manager of the Cape Town Film Permit Office issuing over 4000 film permits annually.
• Introduced transformational regional Film Fund
• Board Member of Sithengi, Board Member of the Independent Producers Organisation
• Director of Board of the Association of Film Commissioners ?International, the first (and to date only) African to be so elected

SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOC. OF STILLS ?PRODUCERS (2000 – 2011)
Director / Chairperson ?Coordinating and Chairing SAASP, the organisation representing the interests of the 25 top photography production companies in SA with a collective turnover of R650 million p.a.

SITHENGI – THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ?INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION MARKET ?(1997-2000)
Chief Operations Officer of Africa’s biggest media development event attended by 1500 people from 40 countries. Highlights include:
• Managing all aspects of three editions of the event including registration, exhibition, festival screenings, market screenings, networking events, conferences, workshops & training, marketing
• Heading International Marketing Activities on behalf of the South African ?Film Sector sector at Cannes Film Festival, MIPTV and MIPCOM (France), FESPACO (Burkina Faso), Locations Trade Show (Los Angeles)

Attachments:
A. REFERENCES
B. MARTIN CUFF PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES 2002-date
C. INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, KEY NOTES, CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
D. ARTICLES WRITTEN?NEWS, INTERVIEWS, VIDEOS

ANNEXURE A: REFERENCES
Ms Ana Ilic?Director,
Film in Serbia Republic of Serbia
Phone: +381 11 3230 581
Email: ana@filminserbia.com

Ms. Jessica Carrasco
Coordinadora del Departamento de Estrategias de Imagen País.
Dirección de Comunicaciones e Imagen País, PROMPERU
Phone: +51 (1) 616 7300 Anexo:1323
Email: jcarrasco@promperu.gob.pe

Ms. Mary Nelson
Former Chairperson, Association of Film Commissioners International
c/o Virginia Film Office
Phone: +1 804 545 5530
Email: mnelson@virginia.org

Mr. Ernest Omalla?Intellect International Consultancy, Dar es Salaam
Phone: +255 718 038 738
Email: ernest@inteltz@yahoo.co.uk

Sharon Dulaney Valentine
Senior Economic Growth Advisor, Eastern Europe and Eurasia at USAID
Phone: +1 571 455 0172
Email: svalentine@usaid.gov

ANNEXURE B: MARTIN CUFF CLIENTS & PROGRAMMES 2002 – date
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – Human Capacity Development Strategy
• CITY OF JOHANNESBURG – Film Sector Development Strategy
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – Provincial “Film Friendly” Programme
• EASTERN CAPE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – Feasibility Review, Mandela International Film Festival
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – KZN Film Hub & Studio Business Case
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – Strategic Planning Facilitation
• ANIMATION SOUTH AFRICA – Association Restructuring
• CITY OF TBILISI, GEORGIA – Film Strategy
• NAMIBIA FILM TOURISM PROJECT – NFC/NTB
• LOCATIONS AFRICA – Establishment, Content
• ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN FILM COMMISSIONS – Establishment
• JOHANNESBURG TOURISM – Cannes Film Festival activation
• TANZANIA MUSICIANS NETWORK – Copyright & Royalties Management Review Project
• INDONESIA FILM FORUM – Film Tourism Keynote
• NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA – Film Commission feasibility study
• TANZANIA FILM FEDERATION – National Film Policy research
• NAMIBIA FILM COMMISSION – Broadcaster Commissioning Editor Development
• PERU FILM COMMISSION – establishment of PERU FILM and 3 regional Film Offices for PROMPERU
• NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA – South African Film Strategy facilitation
• NAMIBIA FILM COMMISSION – Incentive Establishment & Local Industry Development
• NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA – Film City Establishment
• NAMIBIA FILM COMMISSION – Film Tourism Research
• WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION – Film Industry Program, Tanzania
• TANZANIA FILM FEDERATION – Sector Development Program
• ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL – Executive Director
• MINISTRY OF INFORMATION / PRO-CON CONSULTING, TURKEY –Establishment of three Regional Turkish Film Commissions
• MEDIA CITY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, – Consultant on proposed Media City Establishment & Development
• SERBIA FILM COMMISSION – Film Commission establishment and Film Incentive Development
• GEORGIAN NATIONAL FILM COMMISSION – Film Commission establishment and Film Incentive Development
• BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON – Consultant on Film & Tourism for the USAID Serbian Competitiveness Program
• TOURISM ORGANISATION BELGRADE – Development of City Breaks Tourism Capacity.
• CITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA – Establishment of Film Permit Office
• V&A WATERFRONT – Development of Film Industry Permit Policy & ?Protocols
• V&A WATERFRONT WORLD MEDIA & LEGACY CENTRE – Establishment ?& management of World Cup initiative
• EASTERN CAPE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – Film Sector Strategy
• NELSON MANDELA BAY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC ?DEVELOPMENT – Film Feasibility Study, Film Office Establishment
• DURBAN FILM OFFICE – Film Sector Review & Strategy, Film Office ?Business Plan
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – Film Commission Establishment
• GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION – Provincial Film Permit Review
• KENYA FILM COMMISSION – Development Support
• AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY – Film Development Strategy
• MIRAGE LEISURE GROUP – Durban Film Studio Feasibility Assessment
• ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL – Official ?Film Commission Training Manual – Workforce Development
• ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL – Official ?Film Commission Training Manual – Building a Film Incentive
• SOUTH AFRICAN SCREEN FEDERATION – Strategic Planning
• BUFFALO CITY MUNICIPALITY – Economic Development Plan
• WESGRO – Western Cape Development Agency – City of Cape Town ?Business Constraints – Film Sector review
• SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF STILLS PRODUCERS – Association ?Management
• NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MODEL AGENCIES – Association ?Management

ANNEXURE C: INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, KEY NOTES, CONFERENCE PROGRAMMES, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
• KZN FILM COMMISSION – Board Induction Briefing
• COLLECTIVE PRODUCTIONS NAMIBIA – Transmedia Marketing
• DISCOP JOHANNESBURG 2015 – Promoting Film Locations in Africa
• NAMIBIA FILM FINANCE FORUM 2015 – Key Note, The Global Film Industry & the new Marketing Paradigm
• MONTENEGRO FILM FORUM – Keynote Speaker 2014 Industry Event
• FILM IN SERBIA – “Giving the Danube a starring role in the Movies”, Belgrade, Serbia international conference
• BRITISH COUNCIL – INDONESIA FILM POLICY CONFERENCE – Djakarta, Indonesia international conference
• SERVICE PRODUCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA – NFVF Presentation, DIFF2014
• MIXED REALITY FILM & FICTION TOURISM CONFERNCE – Ystad, Sweden international conference – http://bambuser.com/v/4013515
• WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION – Film Industry Programme, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania regional conference
• TURKISH MINISTRY OF INFORMATION / PRO-CON CONSULTING – Antalya, Turkey national conference
• NAMIBIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION / FILM COMMISSION – Windhoek, Namibia, Content Development project, Social Media, Multimedia & Transmedia opportunities for development, Namibia Film Week, national workshops & conference
• ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS / LA 411 / VARIETY – Cannes Film Festival 2014 – “The Global Community: A Focus on Production Incentives and Film Financing” webinar – http://www.entertainmentpartners.com/result/?nid=8515
• CANNES ECO 2012
Presentations on the role of Film Commissions
Rio – http://youtu.be/0UVU9Zx6T9w
Malta – http://youtu.be/CDPf0HM8W3Y
France – http://youtu.be/lOmmGUgenqk
• ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL – Presenter ?of “Film Commissioner as Economic Developer” at AFCI Cineposium 2007
• SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL – Presenter of “The Economic Argument” ?during Cinelink 2010

ANNEXURE D: ARTICLES WRITTEN
Recent highlights include:
• Film Tourism: A Route to Funding? http://www.moviescopemag.com/featured-editorial/film-tourism-a-route- to-funding/?Moviescope Magazine, July/August 2013
• Extreme Measures, Standard Practice http://locationmanagers.org/spring-2014/ LMGA’s Compass Magazine, Spring 2014 edition
• If You Shoot It They Will Come: Global Film Tourism http://locationmanagers.org/compass/Compass_Winter_2014.pdf LMGA’s Compass Magazine, Winter 2014 edition
• Hollywood’s Headache http://now.vodacom.co.za/article/2013/07/05/the-end-of-hollywood Vodacom Now – July 2013
• Social TV Takes Shape http://now.vodacom.co.za/article/2013/03/19/social-medias-impact-on- film-and-television?Vodacom Now – March 2013
• Smart Call at Jozi Film Festival http://now.vodacom.co.za/article/2013/02/07/smartphones-call-the-shots- at-the-jozi-film-festival?Vodacom Now – February 2013

ANNEXURE E: INTERVIEWS, NEWS & VIDEOS
• SERBIA PREPARES FOR A STARRING ROLE IN THE MOVIES http://www.moviescopemag.com/featured-editorial/serbia-prepares- danube-for-starring-role-in-the-movies/?Moviescope, July 2014
• FOR FILMMAKERS, BRANKO BRIDGE CAN ACT BROOKLYN BRIDGE http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/reportaze/aktuelno.293.html:497792- Za-filmadzije-Brankov-moze-da-glumi-Bruklinski-most?Novosti Magazine, June 2014
• JAMES BOND IN SERBIA? WHY NOT? http://english.blic.rs/Culture-Showbiz/10486/Martin-Kahf-Bond-in-Serbia- why-not?Blic, June 2014
• ON LOCATION: AFCI’S MARTIN CUFF TOUTS THE ROLE OF FILM COMMISSIONERS http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/02/afcis- martin-cuff-touts-expanding-role-of-film-commissioners.html ?LA Times, February 2012
• TANZANIA FILM STAKEHOLDERS ASSIST POLICY MAKING PROCESS http://www.24tanzania.com/tanzania-film-stakeholders-assist-policy- making-process/?24 Tanzania, September 2013 http://in2eastafrica.net/tanzania-film-stakeholders-assist-policy-making- process/ ?In2EastAfrica.com, September 2013
• THE CHANGING ROLE OF FILM COMMISSIONS http://www.moviescopemag.com/featured-editorial/the-changing-role-of- film-commissions/?Moviescope Magazine, June 2012

Videos
• TLG TALKS TO AFCI CARETAKER MANAGER MARTIN CUFF ABOUT HIS APPOINTMENT AND PLANS http://www.thelocationguide.com/blog/2011/05/tlg-talks-to-afci- caretaker-manager-martin-cuff
• MARTIN CUFF INTERVIEW AT LOCATIONS EXPO 2010 http://www.youtube.com/v/dGgSeuhAuwM
• MARTIN CUFF INTERVIEW AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2012 http://youtu.be/gCIe7vJYs7w\
• MARTIN CUFF INTERVIEW AT YSTAD MIXED REALITY FILM & FICTION CONFERENCE 2013?http://bambuser.com/v/4013515
• MARTIN CUFF INTERVIEW CAPE TOWN 2012 http://youtu.be/cRb6VkuTutU
• PRESENTATION: PREDICTING FILM TOURISM SUCCESS AT YSTAD CONFERENCE 2013?http://bambuser.com/v/4015740